How are you getting on? Complements of the season and all the best of 2009. We are all fine. below is the details of award I promised to send. So sorry I couldn't send it immediately. I hope you find it useful. Please don't forget my request concerning my brother. Contact your brother and tell me what needs be done and you will be seein me more at Bayelsa. Regards to everyone.
THE NOMA AWARD FOR
PUBLISHING IN AFRICA
The Pan-African annual $10,000 prize
for an outstanding book
published in Africa
The Award is sponsored by Kodansha Ltd, Japan
Established in 1979, the Noma Award is open to African writers and scholars whose work is published in Africa . The US$10,000 prize is given annually for an outstanding new book in any of these three categories: (i) scholarly or academic, (ii) books for children, and (iii) literature and creative writing. Books are admissable in any of the languages of Africa , both local and European.
The annual $10,000 Noma Award is open to African writers and scholars whose work is published in Africa , rather than outside. The spirit within which the Award is given is to encourage and reward genuinely autonomous African publishers, and African writers. An impartial committee chaired by Mr. Walter Bgoya, comprising African scholars and book experts, and representatives of the international book community, is entrusted with the selection of the annual prize. The jury is assisted by independent opinion and assessments from a large and distinguished pool of subject specialists from throughout the world, including many in Africa .
Entry conditions for the 2008 Award:
1. The Noma Award will be given for an outstanding new book in any of these three categories:
(i) scholarly or academic;
(ii) books for children;
(iii) literature and creative writing (including fiction, drama, poetry, and essays on African literature).
2. Any original work in any of the indigenous or...