Chika Unigwe wins $100,000 at the Nigerian Prize for Literature 2012!

Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe, Olushola Olugbesan and Ngozi Achebe were the trio that made the final cut in this year’s edition of the highest literary cash prize platform in Africa….NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature, carting away the coveted prize of $100,000. On November 1st at a world press conference, Chika Unigwe, the Belgium based author of On Black Sister’s Street, emerged as the winner. Chika became the first Nigerian in the diaspora to win the prize.

Chika Unigwe holds a Ph.D in Literature from University of Leiden and has published short fictions in several anthologies, journals and magazines. She made the short list for the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing and in 2004, she won the BBC Short story Competition,Commonwealth Short Story Competition award and it made the top 10 Million Writers Award for best online fiction.

What more can we say…but a BIG CONGRATS TO CHIKA UNIGWE…

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