PORT HARCOURT WRITER WINS ETISALAT PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Following the unanimous selection of his book by the judging panel for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature chaired by multiple award-winning novelist and poet, Helon Habila, Jowhor Ile, was declared the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature for And After Many Days published in Nigeria by Kachifo Limited. Jowhor, whose book is set in Port Harcourt, World Book Capital 2014, also comes from this city.

The prize presentation took place at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island on Saturday 20th where Jowhor received a cash prize of £15,000 and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, among several other rewards.