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Angelique Kidjo to perform at Etisalat Prize for Literature finale

13 March 2015, 15:13

Lagos - Grammy award winning singer and song-writer, Angelique Kidjo is set to thrill audience at the  second  edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, reports Bellanaija

The prestigious event will host  a selection of writers, book critics, academicians and other celebrities on March 15 at the Intercontinental Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Africa’s Best Debut Writer of 2014 will emerge from the three shortlisted books; “Happiness Like Water” by Chinelo Okparanta, “Penumbra” by Songeziwe Mahlangu, and “An Imperfect Blessing” by Nadia Davids.

Also read:2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature announces longlist

Also, the winner of the 2014 Flash Fiction Prize category of the ‘Etisalat Prize for Literature’ will be announced.

The shortlisted writers and their works are Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto- I saved my Marriage, Irabor Justin Ikhide- These Words I Do Not Speak and Neemah Komba- Setting Babu on Fire.

The winning author will receive a cash prize of £1 000, a high-end device, and his/her published e-book promoted online and via digital media platforms.

The two runners up, will each receive a cash sum of £500 and a smart device for their literary efforts.

Read more at Bellanaija

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