Thursday, December 07, 2006

Beasts

Uzodinma Iweala has won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for young writers, for Beasts of No Nation.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

his book is beyond phenomenal. i can't think of anyone more deserving :)

T-man said...

Well done to Uzodinma, at least something positive is being reported about the talent of a Nigerian, indicating there are some Nigerians not involved in passport scam (lol).

One thing though, am I missing something or has Michelle Pauli (Guardian UK) committed a blunder? In his introduction of Uzodinma, he claimed that the young man splits his time between Washington and Lagos, where his mother is currently Nigeria's finance minister.

I hope he gets his facts right next time ...

Nilla said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I'm yet to read his book though...hopefully by the end of this year.