ANA releases shortlists of 2018 literary prizes



Shortlists for the various categories of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) 2018 Literary Prizes have been released. ANA gives out various categories of prizes to winning writers at its annual conventions.

The shortlists were released by the panel of judges comprising Prof Nelson Fashina of University of Ibadan, Prof. Effiong Johnson, University of Uyo and Ismaila Bala Garba of Bayero University, Kano. Other members were Dr Owojecho Omoha of University of Abuja, Prof. G. M. T. Emezue of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo.
Denja Abdullahi, ANA President
The shortlisted authors and titles of their books are:

ANA PROSE FICTION PRIZE
  1. The Beginning of Everything Colourful by Onyeka Nwelue Hang
  2. No Clothes Here by Bolaji Olatunde
  3. The Longest Trial by Uchenna Eze
  4. Absolution by Oreva Ode-Irri
  5. The Return of Half-Something by Chukwudi Eze
   ANA DRAMA PRIZE
  1. Teeth set on Edge by Akin Bello
  2. Brother by Achalugo Ezekobe
  3. Guerilla Post by Obari Gomba
  4. Saint Ojedi by Amechi Chiedu Obumse
ANA POETRY PRIZE
  1. The Poet of Dust  by Umar Abubakar Sidi
  2. The Lagos Cuban Jazz Club by Onyeka Nwelue
  3. Bomb blast or Breakfast by J. O. J. Nwachukwu Agbada
  4. Blood Drops by Patrick Oguejiofor
ANA/ ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES
  1. Justice Club by Sasi Miet Jajja
  2. Things That Start Small But Sweet  by Bibi Ukonu
  3. Vacancy for the Post of a Bride by Emmanuel Asika
THE ANA PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
  1. Nwauwa: the Girl with big Dreams by Paschal Okeke & Vera O. Chuks-Iwuchukwu
  2. Primrose and the Kidnappers by Jide Ogunlana
  3. Once Upon a Village by Su’eddie Vershima Agema
ANA/NECO TEEN AUTHOR PROSE PRIZE
  1. If You Looked Inside a Girl by Chibundum Kosisochukwu Ndukwe
  2. Tomorrow Brings Beautiful Things: Stories by Ernest Ogunyemi
ANA/MARIA AJIMA PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM
Nativisation as Style and Identity Marker in Barclays Ayakoroma’s Dance on His Grave by Ebi Yeibo.

Winners would be announced on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the awards dinner of the 37th Annual International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors in Ikeja, Lagos.

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