NLNG re­ceives 124 en­tries for 2014 lit­er­a­ture prize

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, La­gos

Nigeria LNG Limited has re­ceived 124 en­tries for the 2014 edi­tion of The Nigeria Prize for Lit­er­a­ture, its flag­ship CSR ini­tia­tive and Africa’s most pres­ti­gious lit­er­ary prize.

Five en­tries were also re­ceived for the award for lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, in­tro­duced in 2012.

The en­tries were handed over through the Ad­vi­sory Board for Lit­er­a­ture to the panel of judges chaired by Char­ity Angya, Pro­fes­sor of Theatre and Drama at the Benue State Univer­sity, Makurdi.

Other mem­bers of the panel in­clude Prof. Ahmed Yer­ima, play­wright and past win­ner of The Nigeria Prize for Lit­er­a­ture, 2006 edi­tion and Prof. Nasiru Akanji, a well re­spected scholar and pro­fes­sor of Per­form­ing Arts, Univer­sity of Ilorin.

Also on the panel is Prof. Si­rayi, a play­wright and Dean, Fac­ulty of the Arts at Tsh­wane Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, South-Africa, who will serve as an in­ter­na­tional con­sul­tant.

The Nigeria Prize for Lit­er­a­ture is awarded yearly and al­ter­nates among four lit­er­ary gen­res: prose fic­tion, po­etry, drama and chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture. This year is for drama.

For the award for lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, which has not been awarded since its in­tro­duc­tion, a spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion shall be given to crit­i­cal es­says on the works of the new gen­er­a­tion of Nige­rian writ­ers, it was gath­ered.

En­tries for this award must have been pub­lished in a rep­utable in­ter­na­tional lit­er­ary jour­nal.

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