‘Quramo Writing Prize has transparent judging process’


Mrs. Gbemi Shasore is the executive publisher at Quramo and the moving spirit behind Quramo’s book publishing business. She is also the convener of the annual Quramo Writers Prize, which is now in its third year. In this interview, she talks about the prize which holds on December 15, the expansion of the finale into a three-day Quramo Festival of Words and other issues. Assistant Editor (Arts) Ozolua Uhakheme reports

 

This year’s event has been expanded into a three-day Quramo Festival of Words, aka Qfest. What is the line- up?

There will be book readings with amazing authors, Masterclasses with some of our most brilliant minds, conversations with notable personalities, panel discussions around publishing and documentaries as edutainment, an open mic night, film screenings, the unveil of the Quramo Writers’ Prize, books at our QBook Café and, a collaboration with an IDP camp where we get to put some faces to the people who have had harrowing experiences and now…



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