Shortlists: Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

The Lumina Foundation

The long awaited shortlist for the Wole Soyinka Prize for literature has been announced. Three writers made it to the shortlist:

1. Roses and Bullets by Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo (Nigeria)

2. Young Blood by Sifiso Mzobe (South Africa)

3. The Unseen Leopard by Bridget Pitt (South Africa)

The winner is set to be announced on September 8, 2012 at the Civic Center, OzumbaMbadiwe in Nigeria.

Best wishes to all shortlisted writers.


9 Responses to Shortlists: Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

  1. Mary Okeke says:

    I read somewhere that Roses & Bullets was refered to as Roses and Valium

    I am just amazed it is nominated to win a Prize, are you serious? Have you read any of the books above?


  2. Don’t know any of these unfortunately – have you read them, Geosi? Any favourites?


    • Geosi says:

      Andrew, I believe Sifiso’s Young Blood should carry the prize. I have visited the place where the book was set and trust me, he captured the breadth of the place.


  3. amymckie says:

    Gotta say… really surprised (REALLY surprised) to see Roses and Bullets on yet another prize short list 😛


  4. Does it then seem like Roses and Bullets should not have been nominated? Hmm! Thanks for sharing this, Geosi


  5. Emmanuel says:

    I’ll like to attend the program. Will there be a preset entry requirement or is it strictly by invitation?


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