To be connected to Achebe’s name is an honour —Obinna Udenwe, winner of the 2021 Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature


Obinna Udenwe is a writer, a civil engineer, a farmer, and the founding editor of the Village Square Journal. He recently won the maiden edition of the annual Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature with his book ‘Colours of Hatred’. In this interview by KINGSLEY ALUMONA, he speaks about what winning the prize means to him, the challenges he faced while writing the book, his favourite Achebe’s novel, among other things.


How did you feel/your reaction when you were announced the winner of the 2021 the Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature for your book ‘Colours of Hatred’? And how are you handling the fame the prize has given you?

The announcement was made just close to midnight of…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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