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Nigerian author, Chigozie Obioma has made the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist announced today, September 3, 2019 on the Booker website.

The Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

The Booker prize, has been won by three Africans, Nadine Gordimer, Ben Okri , and J. M. Coetzee. Africans who have been shortlisted are Marie NDiaye (2013), Noviolet Bulawayo, Chigozie Obioma and Oyinkan Braithwaite. 

The shortlist announced today, has the following titles:

Margaret Atwood (Canada): The Testaments (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK): Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
Bernardine Evaristo (UK): Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria): An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)
Salman Rushdie (UK/India): Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey): 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)

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The long list are:

Margaret Atwood (Canada): The Testaments (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
Kevin Barry (Ireland): Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate Books)
Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria): My Sister, The Serial Killer (Atlantic Books)
Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK): Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
Bernardine Evaristo (UK): Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)
John Lanchester (UK): The Wall (Faber & Faber)
Deborah Levy (UK): The Man Who Saw Everything (Hamish Hamilton)
Valeria Luiselli (Mexico/Italy), Lost Children Archive (4th Estate)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria): An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)
Max Porter (UK), Lanny (Faber & Faber)
Salman Rushdie (UK/India): Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey): 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)
Jeanette Winterson (UK): Frankissstein (Jonathan Cape)

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