Taiwo Francis Akerele

Taiwo Francis Akerele Distinguished Member, Chinua Achebe Literary Prize Committee Taiwo Francis Akerele (TFA) is from Igarra, Edo State, Nigeria. he attended St Paul’s Anglican Grammar school Igarra between 1989-1994, from there he proceeded to the University of Benin where he graduated with second class upper division in political science and public administration in 1999. He did his …

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Prof James Tar Tsaaior

Prof. James Tar Tsaaior Distinguished Member, Chinua Achebe Literary Prize Committee James Tar Tsaaior, poet, storyteller, biographer, and writer of creative non-fiction, is a Professor of English, Media and Cultural Studies and Senior Associate Research Fellow in the Department of English of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Until recently, he was Alexander von Humboldt …

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Andrew Bula

Andrew Bula Secretary, Chinua Achebe Literary Prize Committee Andrew Bula is on the staff of the Center for Foundation and Interdisciplinary Studies at Baze University, Abuja, where he teaches Literature and English Language. Besides being a lecturer, Bula is also a novelist, a poet, a poetry performer, a film actor, and an essayist, whose critical works have been published …

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Architect Chukwudi Eze

Architect Chukwudi Eze Vice-chairman, Chinua Achebe Literary Prize Committee Chukwudi Eze, an architect, attended St. Gregory’s College, Lagos for his High School education. He graduated with triple honors and a Phi-Beta Kappa for his undergraduate degree from Vassar College, received the William Kinne Award during his Master’s degree at Columbia University in New York and studied Creative Writing …

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Prof. Razinat Talatu Mohammed

Prof. Razinat Mohammed Ex-checker, Chinua Achebe Literary Prize Committee Razinat Talatu Mohammed, Professor of Feminist Literary Criticism, Theoretical Approaches and Creative Writing at the University of Abuja. She is the award winning author of A love Like a Woman’s and other Stories (2006). Her first novel, Habiba (2013), was a finalist for the ANA prize …

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PROF. EMEKA ANIAGOLU

Prof. Emeka Aniagolu Chairman, Chinua Achebe Literary Prize Committee Prof. Emeka Aniagolu is from Enugu State, Nigeria. He is the second son of the great late jurist, Honorable Justice A.N. Aniagolu (JSC). Prof. Aniagolu is married with two daughters—one a lawyer and the other a medical doctor. Prof. Aniagolu attended the renowned high school in …

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About ANA Organization

About The CALP The CALP (The Chinua Achebe Literary Prize) is a noble-minded institution set up in 2021 with a cash prize of One Million Naira (N1, 000,000) by the Anambra State government under the leadership of Governor Peter Obi to honour the literary legacies of the colossus, Chinua Achebe, and, as a result, promote …

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Professor Chinua Achebe’s Bio-Data

Professor Chinua Achebe’s Bio-Data Born on November 16, 1930, Achebe began his journey to greatness in 1936 when he attended St. Philips Central School to receive his primary education. From 1944 to 1947, he attended Government College Umuahia. Thereafter, precisely in 1948, Achebe entered University College, Ibadan, which was offspring of the University of London. …

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