- This prestigious award is the rave of the moment, and everyone is wondering which of the books will win the prize. The three shortlisted books are: The shortlisted books are The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself by South Africa’s Penny Busetto, Tram 83 by Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila and What Will People Say? by another South African, Rehana Rossouw. And Okada Books is selling the shortlisted books at a 50% discount and you can listen to the audio version of the books before the winner is announced. Thanks to Etisalat Nigeria for this fantastic opportunity.
- Eghosa Imasuen, COO of Farafina Trust will be hosting the awards ceremony. And he’s an amazing compere. And if you have an unsold manuscript you’d like him to consider, you might bump into him and reel out your pitch. Okay, you didn’t hear that from me. Lol.
- Asa and Dare Art Alade will be performing live. There will also be exciting performances ranging from poetry, monologues and musical performances.
- On the 19th of March, the winner of the £15,000 will be unveiled at the award ceremony slated to hold at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria island, Lagos. According to the press release, “This year’s Award Ceremony will embody the theme Representing the Diversity of African Voices by showcasing the richness of Africa and how our diversity converges into one unique voice of the continent.
- The event will be an exciting one.
Please send me pictures of all kids if you happen to attend the event. I’ll be happy to post them.