Saturday 17 May 2014

Ten African authors race for Wole Soyinka Literature Prize

Othuke Ominiaboha, Akin Bello, Soji Cole, Comfort Adesuwa Ero, Toyin Abiodun, Isaac Attah Ogezi, Moshood Oba, Mayowa Saja, Wumi Raji and Akin Adejumo are the authors in the race for the the 2014 edition of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.

The long list of the fifth edition of the prestigious award has been announced by the organizers, Globacom. According to the organizers,  the long list was drawn from a total of 163 entries submitted from 17 African countries in the Drama genre.

A shortlist will be announced for the biennale prize in June and the grand prize winner is expected to emerge on July 5 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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