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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Etisalat crowns NoViolet Bulawayo winner of its Pan-African prize for Literature

Etisalat Nigeria on Sunday, February 23rd at the Marquee, Federal Palace Victoria Island, crowned Zimbabwean writer, NoViolet Bulawayo, as winner of its pan African Prize for Literature, the first ever Prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books. Continue...

According to the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, the Etisalat Prize for Literature was designed to recognize and reward debut writers of fiction in Africa. "As a rite of passage, published and unpublished literary works of art have been passed down from generation to generation in Africa. Etisalat Nigeria is indeed pleased to celebrate all authors in the African literary spectrum”.


Bulawayo received a £15,000 cash prize, will attend the Etisalat Fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia (and will be mentored by Giles Foden – Author of the “Last King of Scotland”), have book tours to three African cities; and most importantly, get the chance to start work on her second book.



The event also witnessed an exclusive performance by Senegalese music legend, Youssou N’Dour who entertained guests with a medley of his songs including “Redemption Song” and “7 seconds”.  The high profile event was graced by literary buffs, celebrities, high profile guests including the Director-General, of the Nigerian Tourism Corporation; Sally Mbanefo.



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful people...lovely picx tho..Congrate to the winner

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-Beautiful Lopez-

www.promoupdate.com said...

Congrat to him... Whatz diz Pan-African prize for Literature all bout?

Julius Junior said...

Congrats for its a very creative award.


read more interesting happenings around

Anonymous said...

D 2nd pix eeehn, d babe on d arsh dress y she suck belle na??? Hmmmmmm

@edDREAMZ said...

Wow, recognising literature in this our modern era when yu can just put it in a song... Nice one etisalat...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

@edDREAMZ said...

Congratulation to the winners.... Their is nothing sweeter than contributing to the educatuon of a country...... Niceone
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Olaleye Adisa said...

Congrat bro, is ur time now. Enjoy ur money. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

FUNMINISTA said...

Why are they looking like this,the Camera. Must be bad.all ugly....to me

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am this guy that is addicted to fiction and good stories.. Not commercial novels

Congrat

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Anonymous said...

Linda please can we get an update on the war brewing in Ukraine, is world war 3 about to happen?!-Cocobutter

Anonymous said...

Congrat


FDJ

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Amarachukwu. said...

Congrats bro

Anonymous said...

congrats babe keep the fire burning .





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Anonymous said...

Congrats 2 d winner tank u etisalat for this grand gesture
*****A-BELLE******

Anonymous said...

Congrats 2 d winner tank u etisalat for this grand gesture
*****A-BELLE******

Anonymous said...

Ive noticed that when it comes to things that are actually educational and sensible comments are fewer but if a celeb is spotted at an event comments are in the hundreds. Quite pathetic. Nice event by the way

Almahroof Mubaraq said...

Congrats to him

***Mubwiz***

Jerome said...

The winner is a girl o,nt dat guy in d ist pic standin like wat I dnt knw...

Shoutozone said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Youssou Ndour, Alsamadey. That is a minister in his government. Passion.

Hot Cool Gist said...

Unbelievable varieties.. What a picture looking more exclusive down here.... Wow! Congrats to them

AnnMarie said...

congrats to the winner

ALLY said...

Bro ke? Are u blind, it's a babe

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