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."

Lagos – 10/10/18: Quramo Publishing has unveiled the Top 5 finalists of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2018, two weeks after announcing the Top 10 finalists.

The winner of the 2018 edition of the prize will be announced at the award ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2018.  The annual prize is awarded to an unpublished fiction manuscript. Last year, Samuel Monye emerged the winner for his manuscript, Give Us Each Day.

The Top 5 entries are, in alphabetical order: Achalugo Ezekobe, Boys on Jumping Trousers; Ani Obiamaka Splendour, The Girl Who Saw Tomorrow; Chioma Mildred Okonkwo, All That Glitters; Emmanuel Michael, Running Waters and Oriasotie Emmanuel Ehimare, When Yesterday Saved Tomorrow.

The executive publisher of Quramo Publishing, Mrs. Gbemi Shasore, said, “We are very thankful to our judges, led by the amazing Aduke Gomez, for their painstaking work in picking our Top 5 entries. We look forward to crowning a winner on Sunday, October 21 and to publicly presenting Give Us Each Day, the debut novel from Samuel Monye (QWP 2017 winner).”

In addition to Ms Gomez, the other judges for the Quramo Writer’s Prize 2018 include Kunle Kasumu, Edify Yakusak, Ego Boyo and Kayode Kofoworola.

For more information about the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2018 or if you would like to attend the award ceremony on October 21, 2018, email info@quramo.com.

 

Vincent Ogoti is a journalist, playwright, and literary editor. His first book, A Shadow in the Sun, will be released later this year.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

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

Archives

Short Story Day Africa Announces 2019 Prize Theme: Disruption

ssda 2019 - disruption

Short Story Day Africa has announced the theme for its 2019 Prize: “Disruption.” The prize will be open to submissions […]

Nnedi Okorafor, Tomi Adeyemi, Tiah Beautement, Tendai Huchu, Imraan Coovadia Make 28-Strong Shortlists for $3,000 Nommo Awards

nommo awards 2019 shortlists

The shortlists for the 2019 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced. This comes weeks after the […]

50 Intellectuals, Including Wole Soyinka & Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sign Letter to President Patrice Talon Calling for Fresh Elections in Benin Republic

wole soyinka, henry louis gates jr

Professors Wole Soyinka and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. are among a group of 50 African and American intellectuals who have […]

Anticipation for Jennifer Makumbi’s Ongoing East Africa Book Tour, as New Collection Is Nominated for the 2019 Big Book Awards

jennifer makumbi books

The Ugandan novelist Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has begun her East Africa book tour to promote her new short story collection. […]

Books & Rhymes Podcast is Using Music to Inspire Readers of African Books

Untitled design (63)

Books & Rhymes, one of our favorite Instagram book review platforms, is expanding into the podcast scene, and we are […]

#PoetryTalk | Poetry is the Excavation of Hidden Things | Interview with Titilope Sonuga

titilope sonuga (1)

  Nigerian-Canadian poet, writer, and performer, Titilope Sonuga is the featured guest of this week’s #PoetryTalk interview series. We discuss […]

Thanks for signing up!

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

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.