Oyegbile, Ejiogu, Okeh, Bula on shortlist for ANA 2022 Literary Prizes
The Hotel is a follow-up project to last year’s commissioning of Chinua Achebe International Conference Centre located within the same Writers’ Village.
The Secretary of the Association, Maik Ortserga, in a press statement issued October 18, said the winners of the various prizes will be announced at the awards’ dinner of the convention, which is schedule to hold on Saturday, October 29.
The International Convention has been fixed to hold from October 26 to 29 at the Chinua Achebe International Conference Centre, Mamman Vatsa Writers Village, Mpape, Abuja.
Reacting to his being shortlisted for the Prize, Olayinka Oyegbile, said: “I am excited. The ANA prizes are prestigious and to have made the shortlist is no mean feat.”
Speaking on the significance of the nomination, Oyegbile said, “It has gone to validate my writing and I believe this would bring the book (a play) to the attention readers, producers and help send the message in it across to all.”
The shortlisted authors and categories include:
ANA PROSE PRIZE
Deportee – Ikenna Okeh
If They Tell the Story – Ndidi Chiazor Enenmor
Glasshouse – Sumaila Isah Umaisha
ANA POETRY PRIZE
I know a thing or Two about Madness – Stanley Ejiogu
The Lilt of the Rebel – Obari Gomba
Memory and the call of Waters – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema
Chant of the Angry – Kabura Zakama
Dance of A Savage – Charles Akinsete
ANA DRAMA PRIZE
The Dirty Leap – Olayinka Oyegbile
Omalinze (an Igbo 7) – Ikechukwu Asika
Clipping the Wings – Georgie Iortema.
ANA PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
The School Chap – Andrew Bula
Bayo and Friends – Modupe Oyetade
The Invincible Will – Amadi Ekwutosilam Njoku
Queen Moremi – Ayo Oyeku
ANA/ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE
Nightmare in Sicilly – Nnneoma Michelle Egeonu
Suitors are Scarce in Lagos – Lola Akande
Beautiful Thief and other Stories – Alex Abesadu Byanyiko
A Maze of Fading Touches – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema.