all literary prizes have institutional interest

Once a while the institutions of literary prizes are put in the spotlight. What is the influence of these awards? Who will decide who gets what? Is there a western dominance in this world of literary prizes?
In this interview the Nigerian literary critic E.E. Sule is questioned about these prizes. 
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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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