Sam Ukala

Sam Ukala is Nigeria Prize for Literature 2014 winner

Sam Ukala with his book IREDI WAR is the winner of the 2014 Nigeria Literature Prize. After many weeks of build-up of the richest prize in African literature, US$100,000 which isn’t too shabby, we got a winner.
Ukala beat other shortlistees Friday John Abba (Alekwu Night Dance) and Jude Idada (Oduduwa, King of the Edos) for the prestigious prize which has just been announced. The prize rotates in different types of literature and this year was the year of the playwrights.
We also await the announcement of the Nobel Prize for literature which is being made in about half an hour where Kenya’s Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is in the running. Again.


2 responses to “Sam Ukala is Nigeria Prize for Literature 2014 winner”

  1. […] The prize gravitates around different genres of literature; prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. Last year the winner of the moolah was Sam Ukala in the drama category. […]

  2. […] Cole (2018), Ikeogu Oke (2017), Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (2016), Sam Ukala (2014), Tade Ipadeola (2013), and Chika Unigwe (2012). […]

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