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ANA Poetry Prize gets $1,000 endowment

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[FILE PHOTO] Senator Shehu Sani

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) ANA Poetry Prize already advertised for this year 2019 cycle of ANA literary Prizes has received an endowment of $1,000 from Senator Shehu Sani, an author, playwright, human right activist and politician, who has been a long-standing benefactor of the association.

In a message relayed to the Association recently, Senator Shehu Sani expressed his desire to jerk up the prize money which was N100,000 to $1,000 for a poetry collection(Published and unpublished) that evokes or denotes peace, tolerance, social justice and egalitarianism.

By this endowment, the winning work this year 2019 will be rewarded with the sum of $1,000. Recall that the poetry prize has been one of the most rewarded monetarily of ANA prizes over the years when it was endowed by Cadbury for $1,000 and later $2,000 before it was rested in the late 2000s.

By this endowment, the prize will now be known as ANA/Shehu Sani Poetry Prize. The deadline for the submission for any of the ANA literary prizes as earlier advertised is May 31, 2019.

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