Friday, 24 January 2014

Man Booker Prize finalist among Etisalat shortlist


NoViolet Bulawayo's novel
After being shortlisted as the first African literature in the prestigious Man Booker Prize, but failed to win the 2013 edition, Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need A New Name has been named among the finalists of the maiden edition of Etisalat Literature Prize.

Also on the list are shortlist are Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso and Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings.Ahead of the announcement of the final winner next month, Etisalat will buy 1,000 copies of the three finalists as well take writers on a multi-city sponsored tour, also in January.

The overall winner will be announced at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Award Ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, February 23, 2014.


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