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Jowhor Ile, has been announced winner of Etisalat Prize for Literature


Nigerian writer, Jowhor Ile, has been announced winner of the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for Literature, a prestigious literature prize for first-time fiction writers of African origin. For his novel And After Many Days, Ile was announced the winner at a prize presentation held Saturday night at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. He received a cash prize of £15,000 and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, among several other rewards. Another Nigerian, Julie Iromuanya, author of the book, Mr & Mrs Doctor, and a South African, Jacqui L’Ange, author of The Seed Thief, emerged the runners-up for the...

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“REPRONIG reports further progress” IFRRO CEO


The report comes after a working visit by Olav Stokkmo, former IFRRO CEO. The visit included a number of meetings with the Executive Director of the RRO, John Asein, in which the progress being made on the activities planned for the year was confirmed, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA), the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), and the Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC). Each of the organisations they met with renewed their commitment to collaborate with REPRONIG in the discharge of its mandate as an RRO. During the visit, REPRONIG organised appearances on various TV stations...

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Onuora Nzekwu, author of Eze Goes to School, dies at 89

Chief Onuora Nzekwu, the founding General Manager of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has died at the age of 89, the family confirmed on Saturday. Nzekwu, the author of Eze Goes to School, a novel, died by 4.30p.m. on Friday in his home in Onitsha, Anambra, where he had been living in retirement, a family member, Mr Louis Chuke, said. Nzekwu joined the Federal Civil Service as an editorial assistant at the Nigeria Magazine Division of the Federal Ministry of Information. He worked as an editorial assistant from 1956 to 1958 when took over the position of editor-in-chief of the...

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Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Wins the 2017 “One Maryland, One Book” Initiative


Chimamanda Adichie’s first novel Purple Hibiscus (2003) has won the 2017 “One Maryland, One Book” initiative. This is Adichie’s second win in a US statewide reading program, coming weeks after her third novel Americanah won the “One Book, One New York” initiative. The “One Maryland, One Book” initiative, organised for the State of Maryland in the US, is in its tenth year. The selection was based on the program’s 2017 theme of “Home and Belonging” and involved a committee of educators, librarians, authors and bibliophiles who considered more than 120 books in February. Commenting on the choice, Maryland Humanities Executive Director...

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