place: The New Word by Cuba Ukoh – Jos,
Watching and Hoping – Efembe Eke
An impressively powerful glimpse into the
persistence of hope in the face of ineffectuality, as the narrator yearns for
the woman she fails to divert from her chosen course. The depth of her
emotion and her heedlessness are skilfully realised. This is writing
exemplifying respect for the reader.
Word – Cuba Ukoh
Written with admirable simplicity, this story
has great charm, despite its theme of disillusionment and eventual cynicism and
opportunism, as a small boy adjusts to his changed circumstances following the
divorce of his parents. It engages the reader from start to finish.
for and on behalf of the Judges
Prize winner will receive a total of
fifteen (15) books and the second Prize winner,
will receive five (5)
books. The books will be couriered to the
winners anywhere they are in
the winner(s) resides in Nigeria, he/she gets an opportunity to
attend in March, 2013, as special guest, the
‘Sen. Chris. Nwankwo Youth
Foundation will cover transportation costs (round trip),
for five nights and meals, including N30, 000 honorarium,
tours round the state and evenings of cocktails).
to the winners.
Labels: CREATIVE WINGS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2012, Cuba Ukoh, EFembe Eke, the winners, Ugreen foundation