Book party alert! CORA hosts longlisted authors for 2014 NLNG Prize for Literature

by Kolapo Olapoju


The Committee For Relevant Art (CORA), will be hosting its sixth annual Book Party for the authors longlisted for the 2014 Nigeria LNG Prize for Literature at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island on Sunday, 3 August, 2014.

Jahman Anikulapo, CORA’s Programme Chair says, “We find ourselves in the vanguard of expanding the membership of the community of book lovers. This party is one of the several events we organize to make books look cool”.

The longlisted authors and their works include: John Friday Abba – Alekwu Night Dance; Patrick Ogbe Adaofuyi – Canterkerous Passengers; Soji Cole – Maybe Tomorrow; Paul Edema – A Plague of Gadflies; Jude Idada – Oduduwa, King of the Edos; Onshore Ruth Momodu – No Fault of Mine; Attah Isaac Ogezi – Under a Darkling Sky; Julie Okoh – Our Wife Forever; Ade Solanke – Pandora’s Box; Arnold Udoka – Akon and Sam Ukala – Iredi War

Besides book readings and discussions, the Book Party promises to be a fun event with lots to drink and plenty merry and also a presentation of Wole Soyinka’s Dance of the Forests by Crown Trope of Africa while Aduke Aladekomo and her band , ‘Sticks, Strings and Voices’ are billed to thrill the audience.

The shortlist of three playwrights will be announced in September, and the winner of the $100,000 prize in October.

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