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August 29 2018

CORA/Arterial Nigeria held book party for Nigeria Prize for Literature nominees

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CORA/Arterial Nigeria organized Nigeria Prize for Literature, 2018 Book Party, in partnership with Cultural Foundation and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

The CORA-The Nigeria Prize for Lilerature an annual event designed to celebrate the 11 finalists (long list) of the yearly Nigeria Prize for Literature endowed and promoted by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG. Its objectives are to help bring the works and profiles of the finalists to larger public attention before the announcement of the final three finalists.

"The objective of the Book Party as manifested in the past editions is to ensure that we bring the short-listed writers and books face-to-face with the literary audiences so that we could create conversations around the work and the author. Since the first edition, the Book Party has become a platform through which the shortlisted writers are engaged on their work by the public," stated the CORA directorate, which has been a critical partner in the projection of the shortlisted works to the attention of the public.

CORA’s mission is “to create enabling environment for the flourishing of the contemporary arts of Nigeria and the continent, while its vision is “to make art and culture the prime destination for investment in Nigeria and Africa by 2018.”

The party’s special guests were authors of the 11 books loglisted, including among others: Chidubem Iweka (August Inmates), Denja Abdullahi (Death and The King’s Grey Hair), Soji Cole (Embers), Obari Gomba (Guerrilla Post) and Peter E. Omoko (Majestic Revolt).

The 2018 party was the ninth since 2009 and took place at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island Lagos on August 25th.

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