New Nigerian Award

A new award for literature is being started in Nigeria by Dilibe Onyeama. It’s called the Niger Award for Literary Merit.

Some of these foreign awards are political. As long as we keep relying on foreign assistance to promote Nigerian literature, we are in trouble. We have to stop all that. It is necessary that we create the principle of self-help. An indigenous awards foundation that will motivate and inspire Nigerian writers. It’s high time we started looking inwards. We have to promote our writers by creating our own indigenous awards.

Read the interview with Onyeama here.