The Trouble with the Nigeria Prize for Literature

From Africa is a Country Thu Nov 22 2012, 07:30:56

The richest literary prize in the world, the Nobel Prize, carries a US$1.1 million purse. The richest lit prize in Africa, the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature, doesn't quite match up, but it does guarantee the winner a whopping US$100,000. It's been around since 2004, with the purse increasing from $20,000 to $40,000 in 2006 [...]

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