The 13th CORA-The Nigeria Prize for Literature Book Party is billed to hold on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at the Shell Hall of MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Starting at 2 p.m., the event is for writers longlisted for the 2022 edition of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature, NLP, endowed and promoted by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG.
The event will also accommodate virtual guests via Zoom; and will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Described as a literary feast of Ideas and Life, the event will celebrate the authors and their works for emerging as some of the very best in the country.
It is an afternoon of literary feasting, featuring performances, wining and dining.
The longlisted entries are:
- Coming Undone as Stitches Tighten by IquoDiana Abasi
- Dispossessed by James Eze
- Augusta’s Poodle by Ogaga Ifowodo
- Ife Testament by Segun Adekoya
- Memory and the Call of Water by Su’eddie Vershima Agema
- Nomad by Romeo Oriogun
- The Lilt of the Rebel by Obari Gomba
- The Love Canticles by Chijioke Amu Nnadi
- Wanderer Cantos by Remi Raji
- Yawns and Belches by Joe Ushie
- Your Crib, My Qibla by Saddiq Dzukogi
The Nigerian Prize for Literature was inaugurated in 2004 and sponsored by the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited with a cash prize of first $20,000; later, $50,000 and now; $100,000, which is the biggest of its kind in Africa.
The CORA-The Nigeria Prize for Literature Book party, a special iteration of the CORA Book Party launched in 1996 – was initiated after a review of the first five years of the esteemed Prize project. The idea is to create a platform through which the public get to engage with the works considered the best of the usually over 200 entries per edition of the NPL.
About CORA: CORA is a group of artistes, art enthusiasts, art promoters and art writers committed to the flowering of all the contemporary arts of the peoples that make up Nigeria. It has organised, every year since 1999, the Lagos Book & Art Festival, LABAF, critically described as “the biggest Culture picnic on the African continent.” The 23rd edition holds November 14-20 on the theme: Pathways To The Future.