And The Latest State Literary Icon Of Ebonyi State Is…

On 29th May 2014, Obinna Udenwe was recognized by the Ebonyi State governor. It was the first time the award of the State Literary Icon was awarded by the government of Ebonyi State to an individual and organization working to promote literature in the State.

He received the award of the State Literary Icon for his body of literary works, and his organization,
Ugreen Foundation clinched the other award for promoting literature and education in the state. Ugreen Foundation has been annual organising creative writing programs that encourage budding writers. The Foundation has also published an anthology of short stories titled Voices From My Clan.

Congratulations Obinna! Here are pictures of the award ceremony.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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