Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Esiaba Irobi wins national literature prize

" The late dramatist and poet, Esiaba Irobi, has won the 2010 Nigeria Prize for Literature. Irobi's play, ‘Cemetery Road', was adjudged the best ahead of Ahmed Yerima's ‘Little Drops...' and Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo's ‘The Killing Swamp' for this year's prize awarded for drama.
Ninety three entries were initially received before the panel of judges comprising theatre scholars, Dapo Adelugba, Mary Kolawole, John Ilah, Kalu Uka, and Tanimu Abubakar, who pruned them down to 11. Irobi, Yerima, and Adinoyi-Ojo made the final shortlist of three announced at a press conference on August 11."
So writes Akintayo Abodunri. ENJOY!

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