Nigerian Authors Nominated For Booker Prize Longlist
Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Chigozie Obioma have been nominated for this year's Booker Prize longlist.
Braithwaite is nominated for her novel My Sister, The Serial Killer while Obioma is on the list for An Orchestra of Minorities.
Braithwaite's work is the only debut novel on the list which will compete against works by renown writers such as Margaret Atwood who made the list based on her book The Testament, which is a follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale.
Also on this year's longlist is Sir Salman Rushdie, whose book Midnight Children was voted the best winner of the Booker's first 40 years in 2008.
The list will be whittled down to a shortlist of six on 3 September, with the winner to be announced on 14 October.