20 Budding Nigerian Writers Make it to Next Stage of The GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest

Posted on June 7, 2018 || By: Global News
    • After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty
      Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries.
      The selected entries are:
      Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
      Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka
      Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko
      The Smell of rain by Nneoma Otuegbe
      Omon by Henri Yeri
      The Orchid Protocol Onochie Emeka Onyekwena
      Love Unexpected by Pailyin John
      Children of the Night by Chimaobi Olayinka Ahuekwe
      Giants by Adeyinka Isioye
      The Fugitive by Chidubem Akala
      Kamalu’s Symphony by Hayzard Solum
      The Kidnapping by Oputuboye T.J. Krukrubo
      Hues of the Sun by Ally Oyedokun, Maryam Wuraola
      In the Half-Dark by Ayosojumi Adeniyi Akinsanya
      Book of Lost Words by Ikechukwu Nwaogu
      Secrets beyond the Red Gate by Sylvia Ozomena
      Lyrics by Adejoke Olamuyiwa
      The Other Side of Truth by Nnema Anieto
      Identity by Victor Oladutemu
      The Way We Do It Here Now by Onyeka Ibe
      The judges, which include renowned authors Eghosa Imasuen, Yejide Kilanko and Toni Kan, as
      well as an Assistant Professor of English Language Dr Ainehi Edoro-Glines, carefully selected
      the top 20 entries based on originality, language, grammar, narrative strength, coherence and
      dramatic intensity.
      Throughout the selection process, the judges were not made aware of the identities of
      contestants, and the authors of the 20 shortlisted entries will remain anonymous until the winner
      of the contest emerges.
      The authors of the shortlisted manuscripts will now proceed to a 2-day Writers Boot Camp
      where they will interact with and learn from accomplished authors on the art and business of
      writing.
      Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, The Dusty
      Manuscript Contest is part of GTBank’s YouREAD initiative, which is aimed at promoting the
    After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty
    Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries.
    The selected entries are:
    Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
    Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka
    Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko
    The Smell of rain by Nneoma Otuegbe
    Omon by Henri Yeri
    The Orchid Protocol Onochie Emeka Onyekwena
    Love Unexpected by Pailyin John
    Children of the Night by Chimaobi Olayinka Ahuekwe
    Giants by Adeyinka Isioye
    The Fugitive by Chidubem Akala
    Kamalu’s Symphony by Hayzard Solum
    The Kidnapping by Oputuboye T.J. Krukrubo
    Hues of the Sun by Ally Oyedokun, Maryam Wuraola
    In the Half-Dark by Ayosojumi Adeniyi Akinsanya
    Book of Lost Words by Ikechukwu Nwaogu
    Secrets beyond the Red Gate by Sylvia Ozomena
    Lyrics by Adejoke Olamuyiwa
    The Other Side of Truth by Nnema Anieto
    Identity by Victor Oladutemu
    The Way We Do It Here Now by Onyeka Ibe
    The judges, which include renowned authors Eghosa Imasuen, Yejide Kilanko and Toni Kan, as
    well as an Assistant Professor of English Language Dr Ainehi Edoro-Glines, carefully selected
    the top 20 entries based on originality, language, grammar, narrative strength, coherence and
    dramatic intensity.
    Throughout the selection process, the judges were not made aware of the identities of
    contestants, and the authors of the 20 shortlisted entries will remain anonymous until the winner
    of the contest emerges.
    The authors of the shortlisted manuscripts will now proceed to a 2-day Writers Boot Camp
    where they will interact with and learn from accomplished authors on the art and business of
    writing.
    Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, The Dusty
    Manuscript Contest is part of GTBank’s YouREAD initiative, which is aimed at promoting the

    culture of reading and inspiring the next generation of award-winning and globally renowned
    authors.
    To read excerpts of shortlisted manuscripts visit:
    http://bit.ly/dustytop20

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