So you know that the biggest prize in African literature is the Nigeria Prize For Literature right? Well it is. The worst part for the rest of us is that only Nigerians are in the running for the prize money; a whopping US$100,000. Lucky Nigerian people.
The prize gravitates around different genres of literature; prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. Last year the winner of the moolah was Sam Ukala in the drama category.
So the organisers of this years edition of the award have made a call out for submission. This year the prize is all about the kids as the genre being considered is children’s literature? The judges for this years edition will be Prof Uwemedimo Enobong Iwoketok who is chairing alongside Prof Charles Bobunde and Dr Razenatu Mohammed.
So if you want in then I suggest you send your 6 copies of your work as well as an e-copy if available, along with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (sob, where is the Pan Africanism) to;
The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
INTELS Aba Road Estate,
Km 16, Aba Expressway,
PMB 5660, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
The work may be submitted by either author or publishers with the deadline being April 3rd, 2015. Good luck my Naija people.
You may also go here to keep up with information on the event. Or just keep coming to this blog. We’ll keep you up to date.