Read and Win in the 2019 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize for Book Review

The promoters of the Lagos Book & Art Festival (LABAF), Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), hereby call for submission of entries into their 2019 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize for Book Review. This is an annual competition with the key objective of deepening the culture of reading and engagement of content of Literary works, particularly fiction, drama, poetry and non-fiction– all the genres where the late author, environmentalist and polemicist, Ken Saro-Wiwa excelled in his lifetime and illustrious writing career.


To qualify for the book review competition, entrants are expected to read and review ONE of the following books:

  1. Afonja:The Rise by Tunde Leye

2019 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize for Book Reviw

2. Three Women by Bunmi Oyinsan

Three Women book by Bunmi Oyinsan

3. Where Are You From? by Lola Akande

Where Are You From by Lola Akande book cover

Contest Prize

N100,000 and Certificate of Participation


Deadline for Submission

November 2, 2019 at 12 noon.

Note: late entries will not be accommodated, and reviews should not have been previously published on any medium beforehand.


Where to Send Entries for the 2019 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize for Book Review

Send your entries to Also, send a copy to


Winner will be announced on November 8, 2019.


Susan Nwaobiala
Author: Susan Nwaobiala

Susan is a writer and Content Strategist currently studying for a B.A. degree in English-Literature. She loves exploring the world of social media and connecting with people through relatable and valuable content. Books, brands and personal development are usually foremost on her mind.

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