Ikeogu Oke as He Wins the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature

The NLNG Prize for Literature is one of Nigeria’s most coveted prizes in the literary scene. Last year, prose writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim won the prize money of $100,000. Earlier this morning, Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke was announced as the 2017 winner – for his book ‘The Heresiad

Other people on the shortlist are Ogaga Ifowodo for his book, A Good Mourningand Tanure Ojaide author of Songs of Myself.

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