In line with launched despatched to the Guardian, the winner will go house with a N100,000 money prize, whereas the successful overview could be extensively revealed within the media and in respected journals on literature.
Earlier than this, a shortlist of three finalists might be introduced on the Cora Ebook Trek, which holds on Monday, November 6. The Ebook Trek will flag-off LABAF 2017 occasions. And on Saturday, November 11, the winner might be revealed on the pageant’s gig.
The competitors is open to – college students, lecturers, lecturers, non-academics and the general public. Evaluate(s) of the 4 texts may are available in one prolonged overview write up, or despatched as separate copies and it should not have been revealed elsewhere.
The undertaking is designed to additional a key goal of the LABAF— deepening the tradition of studying and engagement of content material of literary works, significantly fiction, drama, poetry and non-fiction –– all of the genres the place the late writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa, excelled in his illustrious writing profession.
The prize undertaking was launched in 2015 every so often of the 17th LABAF, which was devoted to mark the 20th anniversary of the state killing of Saro-Wiwa, himself a eager observer, commentator, and critique of the standard of literature being produced within the nation.
To qualify, contestants will need to have learn and written opinions of any 4 of the next books written by Professor Niyi Osundare: Songs from the Market (1983), Village Voices (1984), The Eye of the Earth (1986), Moonsongs (1988), Songs of the Season (1999), Ready Laughters (1990), Midlife (1993), The Phrase is an Egg (2002), Early Birds (2004), Tender Moments: Love Poems (2006), Metropolis With out Folks: The Katrina Poems (2011) and Random Blues (2011)
This 12 months’s LABAF, which holds from November 6 to12 is devoted to poet and trainer, Professor Niyi Osundare, which can also be the Pageant’s Particular Visitor of Honour. Thus the main target of the competitors is to carry better consideration to Prof Osundare’s works, particularly people who deal with cogent and related points within the socio-political and cultural affairs of Nigeria and Africa.