Tag: Chigozie Obioma

  • Chigozie Obioma is Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 judge.

    Chigozie Obioma is Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 judge.

    Chigozie Obioma was announced as one of the judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2021 on December 15, 2020. The Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. Some of the previous African winners of…

  • James Noël, Chigozie Obioma receive German Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020.

    James Noël, Chigozie Obioma receive German Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020.

    James Noël and Chigozie Obioma received the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020 awarded by Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) on June 6, 2020. Since 2009, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Stiftung Elementarteilchen have awarded the Internationaler Literaturpreis (International Literature Award), honouring an outstanding work of contemporary international literature and…

  • Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma on the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist.

    Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma on the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist.

    Bernardine Evaristo and Chigozie Obioma are on the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist announced today, September 3, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The prize, first awarded in 1969, has been won by the Africans,…

  • Chigozie Obioma is US Digital Book World 2019 Awards Finalist.

    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…

  • Oyinkan Braithwaite, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma on Booker Prize 2019 longlist.

    Oyinkan Braithwaite, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma on Booker Prize 2019 longlist.

    Oyinkan Braithwaite, Bernardine Evaristo, and Chigozie Obioma are on the Booker Prize 2019 longlist announced on July 23, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. The prize which was first awarded in 1969…

  • Africa Writes 2019 features New Daughters of Africa, Chigozie Obioma.

    Africa Writes 2019 features New Daughters of Africa, Chigozie Obioma.

    Africa Writes 2019 returns on July 5-7, 2019 and will star the New Daughters of Africa, and Chigozie Obioma. The Africa Writes festival is a celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora, brought to you by The Royal African Society and presented in partnership with the British Library. Previous headline speakers have been…

  • Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist

    Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist

    Five Africans Mia Couto, Kamel Daoud, Yasmina Khadra, Chigozie Obioma, José Eduardo Agualusa, and Alaa Al Aswany made the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist of 147. The Dublin International Literary Award is an international literary award awarded each year for a novel written in English or translated into English. It aims to promote excellence…

  • Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 longlist announced

    Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature for 2015 was announced today. The prize launched in June 2013 as the first pan-African prize pen solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious literary prizes for African fiction. Previous winners of the prize include Noviolet…

  • Chigozie Obioma takes FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Fiction Award 2015

    Chigozie Obioma takes FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Fiction Award 2015

    Its official ladies. Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma’s novel The Fishermen is the winner of the inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Fiction Award. Obioma beat other worthy candidates on the shortlist Kenya’s Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor for Dust and Rwanda’s Scholastique Mukasonga for Our Lady of the Nile. The newest writing supernova, whose book is also one of…

  • Chigozie Obioma makes the Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist

    The Fishermen by Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma and published by One/Pushkin Press has made the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize 2015. Also on the shortlist is A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. The Man Booker Prize is one of the richest in the world at US$50,000 with the winner being…

  • Chigozie Obioma makes Guardian first book award 2015 shortlist

    Chigozie Obioma makes Guardian first book award 2015 shortlist

    What a year to be Chigozie Obioma. His debut novel The Fishermen has been causing serious waves in the literary award scene in recent weeks with a longlist on the Man Booker Prize at the end of July. This was followed a few days later with him making the shortlist of the FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging…

  • FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

    FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

    A few weeks ago I talked about this amazing new opportunity for African creatives from the Oppenheimer fund supported by Financial Times. Oppenheimer is a conglomerate that made their millions in the diamond times while the Financial Times is a leading media voice from Europe. The Emerging Voices awards are aimed at various creative disciplines…

  • Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma makes Man Booker Prize 2015

    Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma makes Man Booker Prize 2015

    The judges of the Man Booker Prize 2015, one of the richest in the world at US$50,000, have announced those who are in the running. We have one of our own that list of thirteen; Nigerian Chigozie Obioma is in the running for his debut novel The Fishermen which was published by ONE, Pushkin Press.…

  • FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

    FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

    In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, filmmakers, and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes up to US$40,000 and more goodies. The organisers of the awards covering more than 100 emerging market nations announced their long lists. The fiction lists have some of our favourite writers…

  • FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

    FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

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