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Monday, 26 November 2018

SADNEWS: 2017 NLNG Prize winner is dead

SADNEWS: 2017 NLNG Prize winner is dead

The winner of the 2017 NLNG known as Ikeogu Oke is dead.
Ikeogu Oke was said to have died at the National Hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness.

Ikeogu, who had a Bachelor of Art in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar and an MA in Literature from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was also author of Salutes without Guns.

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In 2010, Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer selected Salutes without Guns as Book of the Year for The Times Literary Supplement, while, in 2017, The Heresiad won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa’s biggest literary prize at $100,000.

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