Nigerian Writers On The Long List of the 2017 Koffi Addo Prize For Creative Nonfiction.

Writivism, the organizer of the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative nonfiction has released the long list of the 2017 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative non-fiction. Nigerian writers did not fail to impress the jury as they showed more on the shortlist. Details here

Here are the Nigerians:

Akpa Arinzechukwu is photographer and writer. His work has appeared in Litro, Sou’wester, Brittle paper, New Contrast, Kalahari Review, Packingtown Review, ITCH, Eastlit, London Grip Poetry, The Flash Fiction Press, and elsewhere.

Kadiri Alex holds a BA in English and literary studies. Like beads, he enjoys stringing individual words together to make wholesome, beautiful stories. Some of his works have appeared in ShortSharpShot, Problem House and Afreada amongst others.

Ugochukwu Evans Nwankwo holds a B.Sc in Applied Biochemistry, and a diploma in Project Management. His short story was shortlisted for the 2016 Rusty Scythe awards. He currently works as an instructor in The Finishers Academy International.

Okwudili Nebeolisa works have been (or will be) featured in Threepenny Review, Commonwealth Writers, Cincinnati Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Salamander Magazine etc. He was on the shortlist of the 2016 Sillerman Prize and won 2nd place in the Okot P’ Bitek Prize.

Sada Malumfashi works have appeared or are forthcoming in Saraba Magazine, Transition Magazine and New Orleans Review amongst others. He is interested in the intricacies of languages and works on translations bilingually in English and Hausa.

Vivian Ogbonna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In 2015, she participated in the Writivism Creative Writing Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. Her short story, A Ball of Thread, was long-listed for the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize. She has also been published in The New Black Magazine, Olisa TV, etc.

Other writers that made the long list are Emmanuel Yew Sekyere (Ghana), Ivana Akotowaa Ofori (Ghana), Barbara Wanjala (Kenya), Barbara Wanjala (Kenya), Winnie Ochieng (Kenya), Rufaro Samanga (South Africa), Charles King (South Africa), Godfrey Mishomary (Tanzania) Marko Phiri (Zimbabwe) and Socrates Mbalu.