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Komita’2016 7th Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Prize for Literature·the Award Ceremony

  • 更新時間:2018/07/09 16:25:04

The Council of Indigenous Peoples held the award ceremony of the 7th Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Prize for Literature in the International Conference Hall of Taiwan University Library on Dec.10th, 2016. The ceremony was hosted by Wang Ming-Hui, the vice chairman of CIP, who also awarded the prizes. The prizemen and the review committee were specially invited to share the joy and glory of this ceremony’s prizemen.

The soliciting works of the 7th Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Prize for Literature covers four types of literature including essay, novel, new poetry and report literature with 116 pieces were submitted in total. Through primary and second selection, 20 pieces won the awards. This year, many works focused on the image description of the female character of indigenous people, providing the readers a different vision; more works are concentrated on the description of the native land and culture, the discovery of tribal elders as well as the deep concern on the family ethics, full of the freshness of returning to nature. The total award money of this ceremony reached 810,000 NTD, and the first prize of novel was 100,000NTD. The Chen Hsiao-Wen from Yami tribe delivered the emotion towards the Orchid Island with detailed and delicate expressions.

Meanwhile she skillfully applied the perspective of indigenous people and the strangers, changing between the multiple states of mind; the first prize of essay is 70,000 NTD. The winner is the Gen A-Sheng from Saisiyat tribe, and he also won the best works of novel. With a writing style filled with precision and philosophical speculation which is microcosmic but also covers grand view, he explored and redefined the cult of tradition deeply in all directions; the first prize of new poetry is 50,000 NTD. The Yawei·Nuo from Atayal tribe fully applied the imagination of Atayal people with mature context between stating truth and expressing emotions, and reflects the implication of the self-existence of the narrator; the first prize of report literature is 100,000, Youlan·Duoyou took Tesing‧Silan as the interviewee, expressing the life and wishes of the indigenous people, the change and dilemma of the tribes as well as the review and criticism on the big society and policy; the prize winning works will be collectively published by CIP.

Wang Ming-Hui, the vice chairman of CIP expressed that in order to promote the literature and culture activities of the indigenous peoples, CIP strives to enhance the ability of local creation aiming at growing up and taking root so as to provide developing space for the indigenous people who love creation. He thanked all participants for the stories they shared, and was looking forward to let more people see the various records of this land. Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Prize for Literature is an annual activity held by CIP. In the future it will continue to encourage the indigenous people to conduct creative writing, sharing more stories about the tribes and groups and letting more people see the profound stories of this land. Person in charge:Chiang Yun-Hsuan Contact number:02-8995-3130