The Seed Thief Shortlisted for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature

The Seed Thief was just named one of three books shortlisted for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature.

“The fastest growing and Innovative telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria, has announced the names of the three shortlisted authors for the 2016 edition of its pan-African flagship literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature.

According to this year’s Chair of Judges, Helon Habila “In addition to originality of voice and literary excellence, our purpose was to also select a work that portrays an “African sensibility”.

The three shortlisted books are:

  • Jacqui L’Ange (South Africa) The Seed Thief  (Umuzi Publishers, South Africa)
  • Jowhor Ile (Nigeria) And After Many Days (Kachifo Limited, Nigeria)
  • Julie Iromuanya (Nigeria) Mr & Mrs Doctor (Coffee House Press, USA)”

You can read the full report here.

Congratulations to all the ‘shortlistees’. I am beyond honoured to be on this list with you.




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