Association of Nigerian Authors announces shortlist for annual literature prizes

Association of Nigerian Authors announces shortlist for annual literature prizes

The Jury (Adult Category) of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) received a total of 137 entries across nine categories, spanning poetry, drama and prose for the ANA awards 2011. The following works are shortlisted in alphabetical order (by title of entries) and not necessarily in order of merit. The Eventual winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner of the 30th International Annual Convention of the ANA in Abuja.

1. ANA/NDDC Flora Nwapa Prize for Women Writing (N100, 000)

Heart Trick by Joan Oji

Our Wife forever by Julie Okoh

Twilight at Terracotta Indigo by Umari Ayim

2. ANA/Jacaranda Prize for Prose (N50, 000)

Sieged by Adamu Kyuta Usman

The two Sparrows by Ida Offor

3.ANA/Chevron Prize for Environmental Issues ($2, 000)

Only one merits being shortlisted. It will be announced at the Convention

4. ANA/NDDC Ken Saro Wiwa Prize for Prose (N100,000)

Roses and Bullets by Akachi Ezeigbo

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Soneyin

Twilight at Terracotta Indigo by Umari Ayim

5. ANA/NDDC Gabriel Okara Prize for Poetry (N100,000)

No award is made. However three entries that merit Honourable Mention will be announced at the Convention.

6. ANA/James Ene Henshaw Prize for Playwriting (N150, 000)

Olubu by Isiaka Aliagan

The Scent of Crude Oil by Eni Umuko

7.ANA/NDDC J. P. Clark Prize for Drama (N100, 000)

A haunting Past by Julie Okoh

Casket of Her Dreams by Isaac Attah Ogezi

Ogidi Mandate by Olu Obafemi

8. ANA/Cadbury Prize for Poetry ($2 000)

Ode on Lagos and other Portraits by Jeff Unaegbu

The Beauty I have Seen by Tanure Ojaide

The Passions of Cupid by Abubakar Othman

9. ANA Esiaba Irobi Prize for Playwriting (N50, 000)

Only one merits being shortlisted. It will be announced at the Convention

(The Childrens Category)

ANA/ATIKU ABUBAKAR PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

1. Fatima Akilu, Preye and the Sea of Plastic

2. Chinyere Obi-Obasi, The Great Fall

3. Lola Shoneyin, Mayowa and the Masquerades

ANA/FUNTIME PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (PROSE)

1. Nnenna Ihebom, The Lunar Princess

2. Spencer Okoroafor, Jide Meets a Ghost

3. K. C. Selman, Akin’s Assignment

ANA/LANTERN BOOKS PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S FICTION

1. Chinyere Obi-Obasi, Chijike

2. Nze U. Nze, Tension in Animal Kingdom

3. Ayo Kolapo, The Blind’s Daughter

ANA/MAZARIYAJA PRIZE

No shortlist because of insufficient entries.

 

 

 

HYACINTH OBUNSEH
GENERAL SECRETARY
Association of Nigerian Authors



11 thoughts on “Association of Nigerian Authors announces shortlist for annual literature prizes” by Kabura Zakama (@fulanipoet)

  1. Good luck to them all…

  2. Congratulations to those shortlisted.

  3. Congratulations to all them people. It’s not an easy thing o.

    Bless God.

  4. Congratulations to all especially Jeff, our own Jeff! Way to go man.
    And Roses and Bullets made the list…hmmnnn.

  5. Thanks all. God is the Supermaster. And a big thank you to Zakama for publicizing this….

    1. Indeed, congrats oh Jeff, our very own NS Jeff Unaegbu, keeping my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!!

      1. Thanks my brother!

    1. Thanks, Uchechukwu, and congrats to all others shortlisted. The thing no easy oh! Kai!

  6. Jeff just pop something u got the prize already!

  7. Amen oh, my friend and fellow comrade Adams.

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