Awards and Prizes

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Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), author of Things Fall Apart, wins the 2007 Man Booker International Prize.

Chimamandi Adichie (Nigeria), author of Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), wins the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007).
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Monica Arac de Nyeko (Uganda), author of Jambula Tree, wins the 2007 Caine Prize for African Writing., BBC Interview

God Sleeps in Rwanda, a film by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, 2004, 28 minutes, Color, VHS/DVD, wins the Best Documentary Emmy Award and nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Patricia Ogedengbe is granted a Fulbright award that would allow her devote time away from work to collect and assess public education/awareness materials on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. This project was something she thought of in the summer of 2006 as an invigorating way to get a sense of self and keep her mind busy. Patricia will leave for Nigeria in the Fall, 2007 and return in the Spring, 2008.

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