Shortlist of three for NLNG sponsored US$100,000 literature prize emerges

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The shortlist of three entries has been approved by the Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. This announcement follows an initial shortlist of eleven which was released in July. The three shortlisted entries, in alphabetic order, are Born on a Tuesday (Elnathan John), Night Dancer (Chika Unigwe) and Season of Crimson Blossoms (Abubakar Adam Ibrahim).

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Return of The Guardian literary series

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The 1980s was a momentous decade for Nigerian literature and one of the enabling factors for the literary effulgence of that era was the robustness of the critical enterprise woven around the literary productions.

The Guardian newspaper provided a significant platform for the critical engagement of writers, literary works and their raison d etre vis a vis literary trends which ended up evolving into a national literature. Through the famous, but now rested “The Guardian Literary Series”, the newspaper provided scholars and critics a formidable site for engaging Nigerian literature from different perspectives spanning from the oral tradition to contemporary writings.

 

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Interview | Emmanuel Iduma on Saraba’s Newly Launched Manuscript Award

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In order to “promote writers at the earliest stages of their career,” Saraba Magazine is offering 500 dollars, plus a publishing deal for fiction and non-fiction works. Application is currently open until Dec. 19. 

We caught up with Emmanuel Iduma, who is the Director of Saraba Trust, to tell us more about the award, what inspired it, and what impact they see it having in the Nigerian literary scene.

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CONGRATS ON THE SARABA MANUSCRIPT AWARD. HOW HAS IT BEEN RECEIVED IN THE AFRICAN LITERARY COMMUNITY?

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