Watching and Hoping – Efembe Eke
An impressively powerful glimpse into the persistence of hope in the face of ineffectuality, as the narrator yearns for the woman she fails to divert from her chosen course. The depth of her emotion and her heedlessness are skilfully realised. This is writing exemplifying respect for the reader.
The New Word – Cuba Ukoh
Written with admirable simplicity, this story has great charm, despite its theme of disillusionment and eventual cynicism and opportunism, as a small boy adjusts to his changed circumstances following the divorce of his parents. It engages the reader from start to finish.
for and on behalf of the Judges
fifteen (15) books and the second Prize winner, will receive five (5)
books. The books will be couriered to the winners anywhere they are in
attend in March, 2013, as special guest, the ‘Sen. Chris. Nwankwo Youth
Ugreen Foundation will cover transportation costs (round trip),
accommodation for five nights and meals, including N30, 000 honorarium,
(including tours round the state and evenings of cocktails).
Congratulations to the winners.