The 2nd CORA BOOK PARTY featuring reading from, review of, and discussion on the Eleven Drama works on the LONGLIST of the 2010 Nigeria Literature Prize. The objective is to enable the Public, especially the Arts and Culture Community and the Media, have an opportunity to encounter the finalists (and their works) in the $50,000 Nigeria Literature Prize — before the Shortlist of Three is announced around mid-August.
Date: SUNDAY AUGUST 1, 2010
Venue: EKO HOTEL, VI, LAGOS
The LONGLIST writers and works are:
1. The Killing Swamp by Adinoyi-Ojo, Onukaba
2. Perfect Mothers by Akpabio, Uduak
3. Leopard Woman by Begho, Philip
4. Ata Igala The Great by Idegu, Emmy Unuja
5. Cemetery Road by Irobi, Esiaba
6. Onions Make us Cry by Jallo, Zaynabu
7. Queen Ghasengeh by Kofoworola, Ziky
8. Belly Bellows by Orojide-Isola, Akinwunmi
9. Idia, The Warrior Queen of Benin by Salami-Agunloye, Irene Isoken
10. Broken Pots by Udoko, Uwem
11. Little Drops … by Yerima, Ahmed
The panel of judges for this year’s competition (devoted to Drama) headed by Prof. Dapo Adelugba, theatre director, critic and scholar (now of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) include also distinguished theatre scholars and practitioners – Prof. Mary Kolawole, Prof. Tanimu Abubakar, Prof. John Ilah and Prof. Kalu Uka.
Dear book lovers, this is an event you don’t wanna miss! What’s more? Farafina titles are going to be available at amazing discounts! See you there!