nigeria’s disappearing storytellers

At first sight you might think that the literary scene in Nigeria is flourishing. Nigerian writers, publish, collect prizes, receive honour and glory. But there seems to be another side to this glorious stellar achievement.

A Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani has a closer look at this issue and he wonders if there is more to this shiny gold we see. Recently it was announced that a literary prize would not be handed out, due to the low standard of the entries.Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola signs books after he was awarded with the prestigious Nigeria Prize for Literature during a ceremony in Lagos on 6 March 2014

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