11 AUTHORS SHORTLISTED FOR NIGERIA LITERATURE PRIZE

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11 AUTHORS SHORTLISTED FOR NIGERIA LITERATURE PRIZE Ipedeola

Eleven authors have been shortlisted for the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature.

A statement from the Nigeria LNG, organisers of the prize, lists the writers thus: Abba, John Friday​​-​Alekwu Night Dance; Adaofuyi, Patrick Ogbe​-​Canterkerous Passengers; Cole, Soji​​​-​Maybe Tommorrow; Edema, Paul​​​-​A plague of Gadflies; Idada, Jude​​​-​Oduduwa, King of the Edos; Momodu, Onshore Ruth​-​No fault of mine; Ogezi, Attah Isaac​​-​Under a Darkling Sky’ Okoh, Julie​​​-​Our Wife Forever; Solanke, Ade​​​-​Pandora’s Box; Udoka, Arnold​​ -​Akon; and Ukala, Sam ​​​- ​Iredi War.

It adds that the list was presented by the Chairperson, panel of judges for this year’s prize, Prof. Charity Angya, Professor of Theatre and Drama and Vice-Chancellor, Benue State University, after two months of intensive scrutiny. Other members of the panel of judges include Prof. Ahmed Yerima, a past laureate of the prize and professor of Theatre Arts, Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State; and Prof. Akanji Nasiru, a professor…

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