Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

Chika Unigwe, founder of Awele Creative Trust Award. Image from Brown University Blog.

A six-name shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Awele Creative Trust Award, following a four-month period of deliberation. Now in its fourth year, the N50,000 Awele Creative Trust Award is an annual contest dedicated to celebrating short fiction from Nigeria. The award is organised by Awele Creative Trust, an initiative founded by Chika Unigwe, author of the NLNG Prize-winning On Black Sister’s Street.

The shortlisted stories are:

  • “The Goat Thief,” by Famous Ogbewe
  • “With What Mouth Does One Tell This Kind of Story,” by Olakunle Ologunro

  • “The Return,” by Imade Iyamu Oduduwa

  • “This is How You Lose Your Mind,” by Tochukwu Okafor

  • “Solving for X,”  by Dami Lare

  • “Theatre of Tattered Things,” by Adams Adeosun

First awarded to Caleb Adebayo in 2015, the award has been judged by such names as Brian Chikwava, Toni Kan Onwordi, Madeleine Thien, Joe Dunthorne, Chibundu Onuzo, Vamba Sherif, and Monica Arac d’Nyeko.

According to the organisation’s press statement, the shortlisted writers have “embraced the freedom that the  short fiction form offers to experiment, to be innovative, to mix old myths with new ones. Their stories are bold, touching and entertaining. Born between 1993 and 1998, these writers assure us that the future of writing is in good hands with Nigeria’s youth.”

The winner will be announced in May.

Congratulations to the shortlisted writers.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

About kanyinsola olorunnisola

View all posts by kanyinsola olorunnisola

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

What Do You Say When You’re Leaving? | Sochi Azuh | Poetry

sochi poetry

  You liked the tease of an open door drawing you in To the rumour of something less complicated than […]

This Essay Collection is a South Africa-Inspired Feminist Anthem for All Women

feminism is thorpe

In the era of #metoo and #timesup, we are, more than ever before, in need of writing that deepens our […]

WATCH | Feyisayo Anjorin’s Novel, Kasali’s Africa, Has Book Trailers

Kasali's Africa Cover

Feyisayo Anjorin’s new novel Kasali’s Africa has a book trailer. A book trailer does what a film trailer does: offer […]

Writing in Migration | Photos from the Festival of African Writers in Berlin

WIM 2018 (12)

Last month, the Nigerian-German novelist Olumide Popoola, author of When We Speak of Nothing, curated a star-studded festival of African writers in […]

In Poetry: Prizes and Politics | Ebenezer Agu

brunel 2018 shortlist

Right after the Brunel International African Poetry Prize released its 2018 shortlist, a friend walked into my Facebook inbox to […]

EVENT | Poets In Nigeria 2018 NSPP Awards Ceremony at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu

IMG-20180502-WA0001

Poets in Nigeria (PIN), which runs the Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize (NSPP), will be holding its 2018 Awards Ceremony at […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.