Chika Unigwe’s NLNG Prize Win
I read On Black Sisters Street by Belgium-based Nigerian author, Chika Unigwe, last year on a recommendation from a friend. The book struck a chord with me because I did not expect it to be as good as he said it was. It tells the story of four Nigerian prostitutes living in Europe’s infamous Red-Light District under less-than-comfortable conditions. I was amazed by the level of intricacy with which the author seamlessly told the stories of each of the characters. Upon finishing it, my friend told me he read the book for a class at his University in Ohio, USA. Needless to say, I was impressed.
This week, I was delighted to learn that Unigwe, for her stunning book, took home the NLNG Prize for Literature. She is a truly deserving author, and a reason to believe in Africa.
Every time you watch the news or listen to the radio and something comes up about Africa 99.9 percent of the time its negative, I guess that’s why this story touched me so much, finally something to be excited about, something that made me glad to be African, and that’s what COCA COLA is doing, trying to remind us to be proud of where we are from and believe in it, believe in an Africa that exudes positivity, believe in a better Africa, that’s why I’ve joined Coca cola’s campaign, and I ask you join too, write about reasons to believe in Africa. Lets expose the world to a better Africa.
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