NLNG receives 124 entries for 2014 literature prize
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.