James & Adichie on shortlist Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Two of my favorite writers are shortlisted for the prize.

The Book of Night Women by Marlon James (Penguin Group: G.P. Putham’s Sons/Riverhead Books:
Born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century, a woman with dark, mysterious powers finds herself at the heart of a slave revolt plotted by the women around her.

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf):
Nigerian writer Adichie turns her penetrating eye on both her native country and America in twelve dazzling stories that explore the collision of two cultures and the deeply human sruggle to reconcile them.

Other finalists are Lucy Beckett, Ha Jin, Abraham Vergehese and Eugenia Kim.
September 23rd this year’s winner will be announcement!

More information @ The Dayton Literary Peace Prize website

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,September 12, 2010.

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