A shortlist of five writers will be announced in March 2023, while a winner will emerge in April 2023.
By Hope Ibiale
The Awele Creative Trust (ACT) has announced the longlist for the 2022 edition of the Award. This year’s competition saw a lot of writers from different parts of Nigeria build on themes ranging from belonging, love, and loss to politics and identity.
According to Chika Unigwe, a Nigerian writer, founder, and creative director of Awele Creative Trust (ACT), “The longlist is made up of 10 writers whose stories impressed the quality of writing, and some of the writers’ willingness to take risks (and successfully so).”
The longlisted writers include Daniel Ogba for Mockingbird, Ifeoma Aroh for Uloma, Nnamdi Vin-Anuonye for I Hope You Dance, Osahon Izeiyamu for Me, a Catalyst; Godwin Adah for Shine Shine Bobo, Cole Olasubomi for How to Love You Again, Michael Emmanuel for Everything Ends in Cycles, Chinenye Anwunah for Mirror on the Wall, Rafiat Lamidi for Traveller, and Akunna James-Ibe for Ndubuisi.
A shortlist of five writers will be announced in March 2023, while a winner will emerge in April 2023, and will be awarded a cash prize of N50,000.
Awele Creative Trust (ACT) is a non-profit organisation formed in 2013 to provide a platform and enabling environment for creative young persons in Nigeria through literature and arts.