Nairobi, August 17, 2022
We congratulate our author Dr. Abenea Ndago for being shortlisted for the 2022 James Currey Prize for African Literature for his soon-to-be-published novel Lord Kitcher (Nsemia Inc., 2022). This is a major recognition for Dr. Ndago for his creative work and talent. The global recognition underlines the quality of Abenea’s storytelling which we long recognized. It is in this respect that we published his seminal work, Voices (Nsemia Inc., 2017) and Crossing the Border (Nsemia Inc., 2018).
We are proud to be associated with you and wish you the very best in the final outcomes of this contest.
About the prize, as indicated on the website and taken verbatim:
“The James Currey Prize for African Literature is an annual award for the best-unpublished work of fiction written in English by any writer, set in Africa or on Africans in Africa or in Diaspora.
“It was established in 2020 by Nigerian writer, filmmaker, and publisher of Hattus Books, Onyeka Nwelue, in honour of James Currey, the leading publisher of academic books on Africa – dedicated to distributing books about Africa in Africa. The winner receives £1000.”
The first winner of the prize was Nigerian writer, Ani Kayode Somtochukwu for his manuscript, And Then He Sang a Lullaby in 2020