ANA RELEASES 2017 LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLIST – FEATURING SEVHAGE WRITER, DUL JOHNSON, AJIBADE, PATRICK OGUEJIOFOR, EBI YEIBO, OBARI GOMBA, EBI YEIBO AND KUKOGHO IRUESIRI, RC OFODILE, BURA-BARI NWILO

The judges of the Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes are pleased to release a shortlist for the 2017 ANA Prizes. The prizes, names and titles are listed below in no particular order:

ANA PROSE FICTION PRIZE

1. The Devil’s Pawn – Kukogho Iruesiri
2. What It Takes – Lola Akande
3. Across The Gulf – Dul Johnson
4. Goodbye Tomorrow – Ike Utuagha

ANA DRAMA PRIZE

1. The Masked Crown – Tunji Ajibade
2. General Ologbosere – Dickson Ekhaguere
3. Magnetism – R C Ofodile
4. Oh Obedeki – Solomon Iguanre
5. Tony Wants to Marry – Jerry Alagbaoso

ANA POETRY PRIZE.

1. Of Waters and the Wild – Ebi Yeibo
2. For Every Homeland – Obari Gomba
3. A Child of Smell -Seyi Adigun
4. Maiduguri Requiems – Patrick Oguejiofor

ANA / ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES

1) A Tiny Place Called Happiness -Bura-Bari Nwilo
(2) Gates of Dawn – MSC Okolo
(3) Tales From Our Past – Lucky James.

• In this category, the above listed texts are for Honourable Mention only

ANA CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE

1. The Adventure of Three Wild Boys – Wale Adewale
2. Sodality: A Tale of Friendship – Chioma A Diru
3. Dancing Tree – Stanley Okeke Oji

• In this category, the above listed texts are for Honourable Mention only

ANA/ MARIA AJIMA PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM

1. Radical Theatre and Criticism of anti-People’s Culture: A Study of Esiaba Irobi’s Hangmen also Die’’ by Nwagbo Pat -Obi
2. “Vicarious Idiosyncrasies”: The Mother-Daughter Ligament in Ernest Emenyonu’s Listen , My Momma Pays Your Taxes by Fynest Elvis

* In this category, the above listed texts are for Honourable Mention only

ANA LITERARY PRIZES JUDGES

1. Prof. Nelson Fashina – University of Ibadan
2. Salihu Mohammed Bappa- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
3. Ismaila Bala Garba – Bayero University, Kano
4. Dr Owojecho Omoha- University of Abuja
5. Dame Joan Oji – Educational & Literary Consultant, Abuja

• Winners of the prizes with winning categories will be announced at the awards dinner of the 36th International Annual Convention of ANA coming up on Saturday 28th October, 2017 in Makurdi, Benue State.

Signed: Olatunbosun Taofeek
Publicity Secretary( South)

For a brief analysis of the list by Su’eddie Vershima Agema, click here.

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