One of Nigeria’s Telecommunications Company, Etisalat, has announced the successful entries for the 2015 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category.
The successful entries were announced after over 1,300 entries were received from across Nigeria.
According to The Head of Events and Sponsorship at Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thani, while announcing this in Lagos, she explained the importance of Flash Fiction in the Etisalat Prize for Literature and in literary circles.
“This category of the Literature Prize represents the short form of storytelling, a common stepping stone for accomplished writers. Short stories are where a lot of writers discover and perfect their talent especially in this digital communication era where content is absorbed in few characters.”
The successful entries include; Above Board, Zebra Crossing, Satan Be Gone, 3x, Blood on The Bench, The Time in Her Name, Human, Ole, Blood on The Soil, On Duty, The Surrogate, The Stoning of The Prophet, Para-Dise, Funke, He Was A Threat, Fetters in Love, Ìdànrè, August Meeting, Tears Salvation, Why I Broke The Gramophone, In the Act, True Beauty, Madness In Degrees, Free at Last, What a Day Offers and My Father, The Covens of Umuofia, It’s in The Walk, A Moment’s Worth, A Baby Changes Everything, Total Ubunyama, TsuntsunMakka, Hadiza’s Walls, I Was Papa’s Son, Tears of The Harmattan, Tipped Over, Samuel, Help, The Church Whisperer, The Word Catcher, Nameless, Homebound, In Loving Memory, Gone, Curse Of The Seven Days, Invincible, Eba, EfoRiro and A Serving of Tears, Broken Voices, The Bond, Dan Ruwa and And Death Doth Pass Me By.
The entries were subjected to public voting which attracted as many as possible votes and was pruned down to the following entries.
The Flash Fiction category is designed to celebrate short stories by upcoming writers. The winning author will be rewarded with a cash prize of £1,000, a high-end device and the promotion of published e-books, while two runners-up will each receive £500 cash prize and a high-end device. Last year’s winner was Tanzanian writer and poet, Neema Komba.