Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

The awards were announced at the Entry Point hotel in Uyo on the 10th of November, 2012 during the ANA Annual General Meeting. For the first time in a long while, the winners for the Association of Nigerian Authors core awards (Prose Fiction, Poetry and Drama) had their prize money paid at the ceremony.


From the ANA Prize Review Committee

The committee was headed by the Vice President, Mallam Denja Abdullahi. Other members were Chinyere Obi-Obasi and Tanko Okoduwa. After the completion of the committee’s work, it was resolved that certain prizes be set aside until the endowers could renew the monetary values. (Please, see the list of shortlist in the ANA Magazine for the approved prizes). In the outgoing year, the council was unable to reach the sponsors of the prizes set aside. However, efforts would be made to reach out to them, especially the ones whose cash values have not been redeemed. For this year, winners of the three primary prizes sponsored by ANA would receive their cash prizes and certificates, on-the-spot while the Literary Journalist of the Year Prize would come at a later date.


Here are the winners!


ANA Prose Fiction Prize 2012

Pride of the Spider Clan – Odili Ujubuonu – Winner

Beyond the Yard – Inyang E. Ekwo

A Time To Heal – Seye Oke


ANA Poetry Prize 2012

Inside my Head – Umari Ayim – Winner

Canvas – Saddiq Dzukogi

Go Tell Our King – Betty Abah


ANA Prize for Drama 2012

Hard Choice – Sunnie Ododo – Winner

Tear Drops of the Gods – Karo Okokoh

Climate of Change – Elaigwu Ameh


ANA/Chevron Prize for Environmental Issues 2012

No entry merited shortlisting in this category.


ANA/Esiaba Irobi Prize for Playwriting 2012

Children of the River – Nnamdi Okose – Winner

Tear Drops of the Gods – Karo Okokoh


ANA/Gabriel Okara Poetry Prize 2012

Songs of a Griot – Karo Okokoh – Winner

Pimples and Dimples – Fidelis Okoro


ANA/NECO Teen Author
Behind the Dust by Nuela Ononye – Winner
Trap in the Jungle by Chukwu Obelugu
Kidnap by Gbemisola Adeya


ANA/Latern Prize
Nkechi the Heroine by Camillus Chima Ukah – Winner
The Genius by Vincent Uduh
Mad Boy by Spencer Okoroafor

8 thoughts on “Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards” by Sueddie Agema (@sueddie)

  1. Hmmm. This is quite noteworthy.

    Nice one ANA. Keep going strong.

  2. Sueddie, Next year i am winning something!

  3. @Myne, addition noted… Thanks.

  4. damson chibuzo (@damson05)

    i am new here. i really need help

  5. What was the prize money?

  6. @febidel: some hundred thousand each… Interested in the next one? :)

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