In what is turning out to be a great year for Parrésia poet amu nnadi, he has just been shortlisted, along with Kadija Sesay (Senegal) and Kobus Moolman (South Africa) for the 2014 Glenna Luschei Prize. He has been shortlisted for his third collection of poetry, through the window of a sandcastle, published in 2013 by our Origami Books imprint (available via Amazon HERE)
A press release, on the African Poetry Book Fund’s website HERE, states–
“Finalist Amu Nnadi is a Nigerian poet and the author of two collections of poems in addition to through the window of a sandcastle (Origami Books). The first, the fire within, won the 2002 ANA Gabriel Okara Prize for Poetry, and pilgrim’s passage was shortlisted for the 2005 Nigeria Prize for Literature. through the window of a sandcastleis a winner of the 2013 ANA Poetry Prize and runner-up to the 2013 Nigeria Prize for Literature.”
The winner of the Prize, set up in honour of literary philanthropist Glenna Luschei, will be announced on the website on the 1st of December, 2014. The prize, in its inaugural year, is to be judged by award-winning poet Chris Abani.