Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma is US Digital Book World 2019 Awards Finalist.

Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra Of Minorities is a finalist at the Digital Book World 2019 Awards announced on August 13, 2019.

Digital Book World is a major event around publishing and books that happens annually in the United States. One of its most eagerly awaited features is the Digital Book World Awards which recognises exceptional organisations in the global publishing landscape. The awards feature over 100 awards available across the wide world of publishing, spanning the globe. Where books are concerned, awards are given in among others The Best Book (Non-Fiction), Best Book (Fiction), Best Book (Children’s), Best Book (Poetry), and Best Book (Suspense/Horror).

When the finalists for this year’s awards were announced, we noticed an interesting name in the following category;

Best Book (Fiction)

  • An Orchestra Of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma.
  • Meet Me In Monaco by Hazel Gaynor / Heather Webb.
  • Beneath The Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch.
  • On The Come Up by Angie Thomas.
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews.
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.
  • Sugar Run by Mesha Maren.
  • We Came Here To Forget by Andrea Dunlop.

An Orchestra Of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma is the second outing by the Nigerian novelist which apart from this recognition is also in the running for this year’s Booker Prize.

The award winners will be announced in mid-September at the Digital Book Awards.



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