Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, has announced “Boom Boom”, written by Jude Idada, as the winner of the $100,000 prize for 2019. The book edged out Dunni Olatunde’s “Mystery at Ebenezer Lodge” and O.T. Begho’s “The Great Walls of Benin”, which are the other two books in the Shortlist of Three, to clinch the prize out of 173 books submitted for the competition in March this year. The announcement was made on Saturday at NLNG’s 20-30 Anniversary Ball and Award Night…

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Eleven Writers vie for $100,000 NLNG literature prize

Tony Okuyeme The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has announced an initial shortlist of eleven books, drawn from 184 entries, in the running for the 2017 edition of the competition. According to the Advisory Board, led by Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, the shortlisted authors listed are: Peter Akinlabi (Iconography); Hyginus Ekwuazi (One Day I’ll Dare to Raise My Middle Finger at the Stork and the Reaper); Obari Gomba, (For Every Homeland); Ogaga Ifowodo, (A Good Mourning); Seun Lari-Williams (Garri for Breakfast); Humphrey Ogu (Echoes of Neglect); Tanure…

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