Eleven exceptional playwrights were longlisted for Africa’s most prestigious literary prize
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Playwriting MFA student Cheta Igbokwe’s play, Homecoming, was chosen as one of 11 plays on the longlist for the Nigerian Prize for Literature (NPL), Africa's most prestigious literary prize. Homecoming revolves around Nwakibe and Adannaya Echeruo, a couple desperately seeking their missing son, Nebeolisa, as their journey intertwines with the endeavors of a writer. On August 6th, 2023, the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) held the CORA-NPL Book Party at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre in Lagos, Nigeria as a tribute to the eleven playwrights longlisted for this distinction. READ MORE.

A shortlist of three writers will be announced in September 2023 and the winner will be revealed in October.