On March 9th, the Jury will unveil the Winners of the GPLA 2016, straight from Yaounde in Cameroon. Nigeria is particularly concerned with the Belles-Lettres Category in which Othuke Ominiabohs and Chigozie Obioma are competing. ODUFA, A lover’s tale and The Fishermen, their respective works, were amongst the 101 titles pre-selected by 69 literary associations from diverse countries accross the World.
Only nine works have been nominated for the finals. Our compatriots are challenging four other writers in the Belles-Lettres Category : Enoh Meyomesse (author of Tambours – Poèmesd’Exil), Tahar Ben Jelloun (Le mariage de plaisir), Tohou Djemohan (Le Kélèdougou ou la république des intrigues), and Eric Mendi (AFANE – Forêt Equatoriale).
The GPLA is a bilingual English-and- French literary contest based on an original concept: Works are proposed to the Jury only by literary associations. Launched in 2013, the Grand Prix of Literary Associations is about to conclude its fourth edition. Its French denomination is Grands Prix des Associations Littéraires.