Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

BEHOLD THE WINNER OF N1 MILLION 2019 LINDA IKEJI PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

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After two weeks of delay due to some circumstances, the much awaited winner for Linda Ikeji one million naira prize for 2019 best literature is finally unveiled.

Therefore, the winner for the African Indie Writers Review AFIRE 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature is… Edidiong Edet, A Dream in the Jungle.

Category: Fiction

BEHOLD THE WINNER OF N1 MILLION 2019 LINDA IKEJI PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

A Dream In The Jungle

Review:

“The story begins at the end. With brain drain in reverse, or rather, with a spiritual back view mirror A Dream in the Jungle blazes a new opening in the fabric of contemporary African socio-political reality. After a long period of sojourn on the ‘away’ circuit Domkat is heading home, on a bus with a fellow passenger he nicknames ‘Blackie’, not very far, as nomenclature goes, from the derogatory ‘darkie’ of the colonial regents. However, this is a story completely void of the misfit of colonial arrogance. As the squalid bus rattles Blackie and Domkat back home from the city Domkat transforms to that total figure of sober reflection that every rational African must become at one point or the other, if they are conscious to the total rot of the governments and political isms running the continent. It is a dark turbulent transformation, but urgently needed for a society that had drifted off to sleep in resistance, just as Blackie drifted off to indifferent sleep right in the middle of Domkat’s very passionate and animated presentations. It must be kept in mind, however, that they are moving towards the beginning, and who knows if there is a beginning apart from the beginning. One cannot judge the outcome of this story just from the end. Hope may be lurking somewhere in that dim horizon.”

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Mr Edidiong Edet, in his own words:

“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!

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