ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE AMAB-HBF FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2015

AMAB in collaboration with Home of Book Foundation announces the winners of the maiden edition of the Flash Fiction Competition. The literary award, which is a first of its kind in the country was first made public in early July 2015. Out of the 72 entries received, 15 made the long list which was announced in October and a shortlist of 5 in November, 2015.

Of the five shortlisted entries, the literary prize, to be awarded in books worth N100,000.00 will be distributed to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in the amount of N50,000.00, N30,000.00 and N20,000.00 worth of books (Winners’ choice), respectively. Find below, the winners:

1st Prize- An Abundance of Yellow Paper by TJ. Benson & New Openings by Awwal Abdul

3rd Prize- God and other Griefs by Ohioleh Osadebey

Consolatory Winners:

4th Position– Not at Home by Aminu S. Muhammed

5th Position- Blood on the Soil by Kelvin Alaneme

It should be noted that all the fifteen long listed entries will be published, among many others, in the first Nigerian Anthology of Flash Fiction later in the year.

This announcement was signed by

Sola Olorunyomi, Ph.D.                                       Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.

Chair of Judges

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