In celebration of its 35th anniversary of nurturing creativity through literature, the Association of Nigerian Authors on Sunday,October 2, 2016 through its judges:
1. Prof Nelson Fashina -University of Ibadan
2. Mallam Salihu Mohammed Bappa- Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
3. Ismaila Bala Garba- Bayero University, Kano
4. Dr Owojecho Omoha- University of Abuja
5. Mrs Joan Oji- Educational Resource Centre, Abuja
released a shortlist of its 2016 ANA prizes.
The names and titles are listed below in no particular order:
ANA PROSE FICTION PRIZE
1. Avenger of Blood – Franklin Finecountry
2. On the Bank of the River – Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi
3. Prodigals in Paradise – Henry Akubuiro
4. Odufa: A Lovers’ Tale – Othuke Ominiabohs
ANA DRAMA PRIZE
- Kosoko King of Eko – Fela Omoyele
- Sacking the Porter- OlatundeBolaji
- Fated Rift – R.C. Ofodile
ANA POETRY PRIZE
- Thunder Protocol – Obari Gomba
- Kontradiction -Saddiq Dzukogi
- The Birth of Illusion -Jumoke Verissimo
ANA/ ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES
- River People and Other Stories – Peter Ukwa
- Midnight Cry – Paul Ugah
- From Sin to Splendour – R. C. Ofodile
ANA / Ngozi Chuma Udeh Prize for Children’s Literature
- The Quest for the Gem of Arubia – Augusta Mmakamba Okon
- Sunny and the Arodan – Ozimede Sunny Ekhaalume
- Water-Carrier Millionaire – Philip Begho
ANA/MARIA AJIMA PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM
- “The Film Script, Nollywood and Cultural Diplomacy: Criticism of Artist’s Knowledge of the Film Story.” by Nwagbo Pat Obi (for Honorable Mention only)
The ANA/ MAZARRIYA Teen Author Poetry Prize and ANA/NECO Teen Author Prose prizes were not awarded this year for reasons which will be given later in a statement (hopefully).
Winners of the various prizes will be announced at the awards dinner of the 35th Anniversary International Convention of the Association coming on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Abuja.
May the best book, poem, script, story win!!
Photo & Story Credit: ANA Website, wrr.ng, dailytrust.com, criticalliteraturereview.blogspot.com, newbooksnigeria.wordpress.com, spineandlabel.com, Amazon.com, 9aijabooksandmovies.wordpress.com, Henry Akubuiro FB page.