Saturday, March 13, 2010

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Wins the Commonwealth Writers Prize...Africa Region

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in the Africa Region for her novel, I Do Not Come To You By Chance. The win was announced by the Commonwealth Foundation in South Africa earlier today. South African writer Marie Heese was also declared the Africa Regional winner in the Best Book category.

Nwaubani's winning book, published by Cassava Republic tells the story of a young man drawn into the clandestine world of Nigerian advance fee fraud, better known as ‘419'. The overall winner will be announced in New Delhi, India, on April 12.

Also as Jos still writhes in pains from the latest sectarian crisis, they need all the help they can get. One easy way you can help is by getting Western Union to allow free transfer of funds to Jos. The little we can do now is to join their FB fan page. Write on their wall. If they delete it, write it again. Do you have any other ideas of how this can be done? Pray tell. Thank you :-)

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