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'Wizard of the Crow' nominated for national fiction award

Ngugi wa Thiong'o, distinguished professor of English and comparative literature, has been nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction…

July 17, 2007

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, distinguished professor of English and comparative literature, has been nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction for Wizard of the Crow. The awards, presented in the categories fiction, debut fiction, nonfiction and poetry, are given annually to writers of African descent. This year, the fiction category will be judged by prominent writers Martha Southgate, Austin Clarke and Zelda Lockhart. Wizard of the Crow has already won the California Book Award Gold Medal for fiction, was nominated for the 38th Annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards, and appeared on the list for the Commonwealth Foundations Writers Prize. The sixth annual Hurston/Wright Legacy Award ceremony will be held Nov. 2.