Onaedo: The Blacksmith’s Daughter by Ngozi Achebe made the final shortlist of three books for the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature.
$100, 000 is up for grabs in Africa's biggest literary prize for writers. But it is for only Nigerian authors!
The Nigeria Prize for Literature endowed by the Nigeria LNG Limited 2013 is not only the biggest prize for literature in Africa, but among the top richest literary prizes in the world for literature.
The prize rotates among four literary genres - prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year, the competition is for Poetry.
The competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence. It carries a reward of $100,000.
Click here for more details of the prize.