The Rainbow Book Club heartily congratulates the 3 writers shortlisted for the 2023 Nigeria Prize for Literature (NPL).
The NPL, which was instituted in 2004, rotates around 4 genres: prose, poetry, drama and children’s books.
This week, Mr Andy Odeh- General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG), announced the finalists chosen by the panel of judges for Africa’s biggest literary prize.
The 3 books that made the cut from the initial longlist of 11 are:
- Grit by Obari Gomba
- The Ojuelegba Crossroads by Abideen Abolaji Ojomu
- Yamatarawala—The Warrior King by Henry Akubuiro
The Rainbow Book Club felicitates these exceptional playwrights on this milestone in their creative career and, along with the hospitable people of Rivers State, looks forward to hosting these writers in Port Harcourt, UNESCO World Book Capital 2014 and home to NLNG, sponsors of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature.