#ANAAt35 International Annual Convention/Awards Dinner

In celebration of its 35th anniversary of nurturing creativity through literature, the Association of Nigerian Authors on Sunday,October 2, 2016  through its judges:

1. Prof Nelson Fashina -University of Ibadan

2. Mallam Salihu Mohammed Bappa- Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

3. Ismaila Bala Garba-  Bayero University, Kano

4. Dr Owojecho Omoha- University of Abuja

5. Mrs Joan Oji- Educational Resource Centre, Abuja

released a shortlist of its 2016 ANA prizes.

The names and titles are listed below in no particular order:

ANA PROSE  FICTION PRIZE

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1.  Avenger of Blood  –  Franklin Finecountry

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2.  On the Bank of the River – Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi

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3.  Prodigals in Paradise – Henry Akubuiro

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4.  Odufa: A Lovers’ Tale – Othuke Ominiabohs

ANA DRAMA PRIZE

  1. Kosoko King of Eko – Fela Omoyele
  2. Sacking the Porter- OlatundeBolaji
  3. Fated Rift              – R.C. Ofodile

ANA POETRY PRIZE

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  1. Thunder Protocol   – Obari Gomba
  2. Kontradiction -Saddiq Dzukogi

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  1. The Birth of Illusion -Jumoke Verissimo

ANA/ ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES

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  1. River People and Other Stories –  Peter Ukwa
  2. Midnight Cry   – Paul Ugah
  3. From Sin to Splendour – R. C. Ofodile

ANA / Ngozi Chuma Udeh Prize  for Children’s Literature

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  1. The Quest for the Gem of Arubia – Augusta Mmakamba Okon
  2. Sunny and the Arodan – Ozimede Sunny Ekhaalume

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  1. Water-Carrier Millionaire – Philip Begho

ANA/MARIA AJIMA PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM

  1. “The Film Script, Nollywood and Cultural Diplomacy: Criticism of Artist’s Knowledge of the Film Story.” by Nwagbo Pat Obi (for Honorable Mention only)

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The ANA/ MAZARRIYA Teen Author Poetry Prize and  ANA/NECO Teen Author Prose prizes were not awarded this year for reasons which will be given later in a statement (hopefully).

Winners of the various prizes will be announced at the awards dinner of the 35th Anniversary International Convention of the Association coming on  Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Abuja.

May the best book, poem, script, story win!!

Photo & Story Credit: ANA Website, wrr.ng, dailytrust.com, criticalliteraturereview.blogspot.com, newbooksnigeria.wordpress.com, spineandlabel.com, Amazon.com, 9aijabooksandmovies.wordpress.com, Henry Akubuiro FB page.

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