Akwaeke Emezi has emerged the African region winner for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize with her work – Who is Like God.
Commonwealth Writers has partnered with Granta magazine to give regional winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize the opportunity to be published by Granta online. Akwaeke Emezi’s Who is Like God as well as the work of other regional winners will be published on www.granta.com every Tuesday from 30 May until 27 June (‘Who is Like God’, Akwaeke Emezi – 13 June), in order from East to West across the Commonwealth.
Another Nigerian who also was part of the shortlist is Kelechi Njoku with the story – By Way of a Lifeplot.
Ingrid Persaud from Trinidad and Tobago won the 2017 Commonwealth Writers’ Short Story Prize for “Sweet Sop” – a story exploring harrowing themes of fractured families, death and terminal illness, through the medium of chocolate.