February 8, 2023

The winners will be announced at the award’s dinner on October 29th, 2022.

By Editor

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has announced the shortlists for its 2022 Literary Prizes. The winners will be announced at the award’s dinner on October 29th, 2022.

ANA is a non-profit organisation founded by Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, in 1981. It aims to promote Nigerian literature in Nigeria and the Diaspora.

ANA 2022 Shortlist
ANA 2022 Shortlist

The shortlist and respective categories are:

ANA PROSE PRIZE

Deportee – Ikenna Okeh

If They Tell the Story – Ndidi Chiazor Enenmor

Glasshouse – Sumaila Isah Umaisha

ANA POETRY PRIZE

I know a thing or Two about Madness – Stanley Ejiogu

The Lilt of the Rebel – Obari Gomba

Memory and the Call of Waters – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema

  1. Chant of the Angry – Kabura Zakama
  2. Dance of A Savage – Charles Akinsete

ANA DRAMA PRIZE

The Dirty Leap – Olayinka Oyegbile

Omalinze (an Igbo Antigone) – Ikechukwu Asika

Clipping the Wings – Georgie Iortema

ANA PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

The School Chap – Andrew Bula

Bayo and Friends – Modupe Oyetade

The Invincible Will – Amadi Ekwutosilam Njoku

Queen Moremi – Ayo Oyeku

ANA/ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE 

Nightmare in Sicily – Nnneoma Michelle Egeonu

Suitors are Scarce in Lagos – Lola Akande

Beautiful Thief and other Stories – Alex Abesadu Byanyiko

A Maze of Fading Touches – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema.

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