Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I've just had a browse through the always impressively long IMPAC/Dublin Award longlist for 2008. One of the judges this year is the excellent Helon Habila. The following are titles on the list either by Africans or set in African countries:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun
José Eduardo Agualusa - The Book of Chameleons
Vassilis Alexakis - Foreign Words
Tahar Ben Jelloun - The Last Friend
Juan Bonilla - The Nubian Prince
Yvette Christianse - Unconfessed
Dave Eggers - What is the What
Aminatta Forna - Ancestor Stones
Pamela Gien - The Syringa Tree
Faiza Guene - Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Yasmina Khadra - The Attack
Hisham Matar - In the Country of Men
Marlene van Niekerk - Agaat
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o - Wizard of the Crow

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Blogger Danielle said...

Thanks for the link to that list. I read last year's winner and loved it. I need to investigate more authors on the list! Hope all is well with you by the way! :)

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Blogger equiano said...

IMPAC/Dublin has a totally different feel to most of the other prize long/shortlists. Its success and failure is the democracy of nominations, so you find something for everyone, but I like it for all that.

And I'm very well, Danielle, thanks for asking :)

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