Man Booker Prize News

Chigozie Obioma, author of “The Fishermen”, is one of six writers vying for one of the world's most prestigious book prizes. Photo: Craig Chandler/University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2015

For his celebrated debut novel, The Fishermen, Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma is one of six authors vying for this year’s Man Booker prize, one of the most prestigious book prizes in the world.

Renowned Nigeria author, Chinua Achebe, was the winner of the 2007 Man Booker International Prize.

Africans dominate list of finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

The "Memoirs of a Porcupine," the "Confessions of the Lioness" and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.

The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Hay Festival in 2012

Continental drift: Africa39, an anthology of writing from south of the Sahara, is too good to miss

In 2007, Britain’s Hay Festival collaborated with the Unesco World Book Capital project to publish Bogotá39, a literary collection that showcased the talents of 39 Latin American writers under the age of 40.