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S. V. AGEMA’S ‘ONCE UPON A VILLAGE TALE’ MAKES ANA 2018 SHORTLIST

So, ladies and gentlemen, I was shortlisted for The ANA Prize for Children’s Literature for my book, Once upon a village tale! Yaaaaaay! The book is a collection of stories tied together by a running thread which is a father telling children these tales on a village night. The idea is to capture in book form some of the stories that I had been told as a child. We are growing so fast we have forgotten some of those fine tales which helped us grow. Those told us by our fathers and mothers. You should work towards getting one soon. I had so much fun working on it, since I got to sing and dance while ensuring the songs and stories inside would be lively enough to read to my target audience – children and those young at heart, everyone who wants to keep a piece of our culture.

oNCE uPON a vILLAGE tALE 1First print run is out and we are already working on the next edition which comes out by end of the quarter… Would you like to preorder? Pleeeeeeease, do. Send us a mail at sevhage@gmail.com and we can send you details on how you can be a part. You can decide to also help sponsor some copies that we will donate to children who really need them. That’s the plan. To get as many books as we can to children in need. To grow libraries too. Join us.

Another of our SEVHAGE books, The Return of Half-Something by Chukwudi Eze also made the shortlist. This is our second list outing this year with Dul Johnson on the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature list earlier with his Melancholia. We will keep doing our best to be our best, even as God’s grace takes us higher. Belle, this is for you, Msen and TV Agema. ROHS

Below is the full list as gotten from the ANA website:

SHORTLISTS OF ANA LITERARY PRIZES 2018
The Judges of the Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes are pleased to release the shortlist for the 2018 ANA Prizes. The names and titles are listed below in no particular order.

ANA PROSE FICTION PRIZE

  1. The Beginning of Everything Colourful– Onyeka Nwelue
  2. Hang No Clothes Here– Bolaji Olatunde,
  3. The Longest Trial– Uchenna Eze,
  4. Absolution– Oreva Ode-Irri,
  5. The Return of Half-Something– Chukwudi Eze

   ANA DRAMA PRIZE

  1. Teeth set on Edge – Akin Bello
  2. Brother – Achalugo Ezekobe
  3. Guerilla Post – Obari Gomba
  4. Saint Ojedi – Amechi Chiedu Obumse

ANA POETRY PRIZE

     1.The Poet of Dust – Umar Abubakar Sidi

  1. The Lagos Cuban Jazz Club – Onyeka Nwelue
  2. Bombblast or Breakfast – J. O. J. Nwachukwu-Agbada
  3. Blood Drops – Patrick Oguejiofor

ANA/ ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORIES

  1. Justice Club – Sasi Miet Jajja
  2. Things That Start Small But Sweet – Bibi Ukonu
  3. Vacancy for the Post of a Bride – Emmanuel Asika

The ANA Prize  for Children’s Literature

  1. Nwauwa: the Girl with big Dreams – Paschal Okeke & Vera O. Chuks-Iwuchukwu
  2. Primrose and the Kidnappers – Jide Ogunlana
  3. Once Upon a Village- Su’eddie Vershima Agema

ANA/NECO TEEN AUTHOR PROSE PRIZE

  1. If You Looked Inside a Girl – Chibundum Kosisochukwu Ndukwe
  2. Tomorrow Brings Beautiful Things: Stories – Ernest Ogunyemi

 

ANA/MARIA AJIMA PRIZE FOR LITERARY CRITICISM

  1. Nativisation as Style and Identity Marker in Barclays Ayakoroma’s Dance on His Grave – Ebi Yeibo

ANA LITERARY PRIZES PANEL OF JUDGES

  1. Prof Nelson Fashina- University of Ibadan
  2. Prof. Effiong Johnson – University of Uyo
  3. Ismaila Bala Garba-  Bayero University, Kano
  4. Dr Owojecho Omoha- University of Abuja
  5. Prof. G.M.T.Emezue- Alex Ekwueme Federal University,Ndufu-Alike Ikwo

#  Winners of the various prizes will be announced at the awards dinner of the 37th Anniversary International Convention of the Association coming up on  Saturday the 27th   of  October,2018 in Ikeja, Lagos.

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