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Nigeria Prize for Literature Announces 2024 Longlist

Nigeria Prize for Literature Announces 2024 Longlist

Nigerian Prize for Literature

The winner will be announced and presented at an award ceremony scheduled to be held later in October, 2024. 

By Hope Ibiale

The judges of the 2024 Nigeria Prize for Literature have announced its longlist. This year’s edition is centred on Children’s Literature. The longlisted authors and their books include:

A Father’s Pride by Ndidi Chiazor-Enenmor. 

Bode’s Birthday Party by Akanni Festus Olaniyi. 

Grandma and the Moon’s Hidden Secret by Jumoke Verissimo. 

Mighty Mite and Golden Jewel by Henry Akubuiro.  

Risi Recycle: The Dustbin Girl by Temiloluwa Adeshina.

The Children at the IDP Camp by Olatunbosun Taofeek.

The Magic Jalabiya by Ayo Oyeku 

The Road does not End by Familoni Oluranti Olubunmi. 

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The Third Side of a Coin by Hyginus Ekwuazi.

Village Boy by Anietie Usen. 

Wish Maker by Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike

Nigerian Prize for Literature
Nigerian Prize for Literature

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony scheduled to be held in October and will be rewarded $100,000. A panel of judges, chaired by Professor Saleh Abdu, selected the longlist. The judges will announce the shortlist and the overall winner. Abdu is joined by Professor Vicky Sylvester and Dr. Igudia Osarobu.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature is a Nigerian literary award created in 2004. The purpose of the prize is to spotlight the work of writers and to celebrate them. The award rotates among four genres: fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature, every four years. With a total prize value of $100,000 for individual winners, it is the biggest literary award in Africa, and one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world.

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