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Past Winners

The Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism

Winners at the Glance


Winning Entry



2022The black soul is (still) a white man’s artefact? Postcoloniality, post-
Fanonism and the tenacity of race(ism) in A. Igoni Barret’s Blackass
​This uprising will bring out the beast in us: The cultural afterlife of ‘Beasts of no nations’
Writing about the dead in present tense: Half of a Yellow Sun as a work of postmemory
Dr. Sakiru Adebayo
2021​Self-Publishing in the era of military rule in Nigeria, 1985 – 1999
Postcolonial Ogres in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow
Land of cemetery: funereal images in the poetry of Musa Idris Okpanachi
​Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike
2019Reinventing the Primordial: Human Blood Ritual and The Lure of Power in Esiaba Irobi’s NwokediDr Abba A Abba

2018Bayonet and Carnage of Tongues: The Contemporary Nigerian Poet Speaking Truth To PowerProf Isidore Diala

2017No WinnerNo winner
2016No WinnerNo Winner
2015No WinnerNo winner
2014Colonial Mimicry and Post-Colonial Re-membering in Isidore Okpewho’s Call Me by My Rightful NameProf Isidore Diala

2013No winnerNo winner
2012No winnerNo winner