Sam Ukala is Nigeria Literature Prize 2014 winner

Sam Ukala
Sam Ukala

Sam Ukala with hi book IREDI WAR is the winner of the 2014 Nigeria Literature Prize. After many weeks of build up of the richest prize in African literature, US$100,000 which isn’t too shabby, we got a winner.
Ukala beat other shortlistees Friday John Abba (Alekwu Night Dance) and Jude Idada (Oduduwa, King of the Edos) for the prestigious prize which has just been announced. The prize rotates in different types of literature and this years was the year of the playwrights.
We also await for the announcement of Nobel prize for literature which is being made in about half an hour where Kenya’s Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is in the running. Again.

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