On account of unexpected circumstances, the announcement for the winner of the 2019 AFIRE Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature was delayed by over two weeks.
The AFIRE staff regrets the inconveniences created by this unwelcome scenario.
However we now have excellent news! The lengthy highway has come to its final vacation spot.
The winner for the African Indie Writers Assessment AFIRE 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature has been determined.
And the winner is… Edidiong Edet, A Dream in the Jungle.
A Dream In The Jungle
Assessment: The story begins at the finish. With mind drain in reverse, or fairly, with a religious again view mirror A Dream in the Jungle blazes a brand new opening in the cloth of modern African socio-political actuality. After an extended interval of sojourn on the ‘away’ circuit Domkat is heading residence, on a bus with a fellow passenger he nicknames ‘Blackie’, not very far, as nomenclature goes, from the derogatory ‘darkie’ of the colonial regents. Nonetheless, it is a story fully void of the misfit of colonial vanity. As the squalid bus rattles Blackie and Domkat again residence from the metropolis Domkat transforms to that whole determine of sober reflection that each rational African should turn out to be at one level or the different, if they’re acutely aware to the whole rot of the governments and political isms working the continent. It’s a darkish turbulent transformation, however urgently wanted for a society that had drifted off to sleep in resistance, simply as Blackie drifted off to detached sleep proper in the center of Domkat’s very passionate and animated shows. It have to be stored in thoughts, nonetheless, that they’re transferring in the direction of the starting, and who is aware of if there’s a starting aside from the starting. One can’t decide the end result of this story simply from the finish. Hope could also be lurking someplace in that dim horizon.
Mr Edidiong Edet, in his personal phrases:
‘My name is Edidiong Effiong Edet. I am a twenty-seven year old Nigerian. I have a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Covenant University, Ota. I graduated in 2015. I am single, and I am searching for that my lost rib. I am a registered member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. I am simply an Engineer with a taste for literature.’
Congratulations, Mr Edet Edidiong! We want you an extended life of writing and profitable.
Followers of AFIRE must be reminded that the writing competitors is open to all rising writers of African nationalities, writing from anyplace in the world.
The 2020 AFIRE Linda Ikeji Prize will kick off in February 2020. Particulars might be introduced quickly.
From the AFIRE staff: Hold writing!