a long way to the shortlist:

It is a long road for a jury to get a longlist, but is not the end of the journey. The next stage is to select the shortlist. In this article the writer traces the journey of a literary award, has a look at the other awards where the books surface. One of the books traced is the debut by the Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma. He wrote about fishermen.

Guardian first book award 2015 shortlist.

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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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