May 8, 2012

Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku nominated

 More accolades

Zambia’s Ellen Banda-Aaku has made the shortlist for the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize for her book Patchwork. This is fantastic news as Patchwork already won the inaugural 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing in the Fiction Category. Sincerest congratulations to Ms Aaku-Banda on this nomination.

Regional winners will be announced on May 22, and the overall winner on June 8. Visit this site for the full list of nominees and read author bios. 

If you’re interested in reading my review of Patchwork, here’s the link. I also did a Q&A with Ms Banda-Aaku and found her to be very warm and engaging. 

All the best to all the nominees! 


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