The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has announced the shortlists for its 2022 Literary Prizes.
According to the organisation, the winners will be announced at the award’s dinner on October 29th, 2022.
The association founded by Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, in 198, aims to promote Nigerian literature in Nigeria and the Diaspora.
The shortlist and respective categories are:
ANA PROSE PRIZE
Deportee – Ikenna Okeh
If They Tell the Story – Ndidi Chiazor Enenmor
Glasshouse – Sumaila Isah Umaisha
ANA POETRY PRIZE
I know a thing or Two about Madness – Stanley Ejiogu
The Lilt of the Rebel – Obari Gomba
Memory and the Call of Waters – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema
Chant of the Angry – Kabura Zakama
Dance of A Savage – Charles Akinsete
ANA DRAMA PRIZE
The Dirty Leap – Olayinka Oyegbile
Omalinze (an Igbo Antigone) – Ikechukwu Asika
Clipping the Wings – Georgie Iortema
ANA PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
The School Chap – Andrew Bula
Bayo and Friends – Modupe Oyetade
The Invincible Will – Amadi Ekwutosilam Njoku
Queen Moremi – Ayo Oyeku
ANA/ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE
Nightmare in Sicily – Nnneoma Michelle Egeonu
Suitors are Scarce in Lagos – Lola Akande
Beautiful Thief and other Stories – Alex Abesadu Byanyiko
A Maze of Fading Touches – S. Sueddie Vershima Agema.