Writings of the general word's body

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu...

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, is a winner in this year's Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa.

Author of 2 published novels (Zahrah the Windseeker & The Shadow Speaker), Okorafor-Mbachu won the Junior Category Award (and a $5000 cash prize) for her unpublished book, Long Juju Man.

Other winners are South Africa's Jayne Bauling in the Senior Category & Ghanaian Ekow Kwegyir Bentum won the New Children's Writer Award.

There were 400 entries representing 16 African countries; and judges included Jack Mapanje & Helen Oyeyemi.

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