The Shadow of a Smile on German Radio SWR2

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SWR2 Die Buchkritik (The Book Review)
To be broadcast on Thursday, 02.12.2010, 14.55
"Kachi Ozumba: Der Schatten eines Lächelns, aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Rainer Nitsche, Transit Verlag . . . Gaby Mayr hat ihn gelesen. More


The Verb, BBC Radio 3: Jon Boden, Kachi A. Ozumba

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"Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry and new writing. This week Ian's guests include Jon Boden...And, the Nigerian writer Kachi A.Ozumba reads a brand new story specially written for The Verb" Catch the programme on Friday 26 November on BBC Radio 3 by 21:15, or listen later on BBC iPlayer here.


The Shadow of a Smile Selected as Regional Read

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The Shadow of a Smile has been selected by New Writing North as one of the titles for its 2010 Read Regional Campaign. It will be promoted to readers throughout the Northeast of England, and used in reading groups. Read some of the reading group reviews here and here.


The Shadow of a Smile on Ondaatje Prize shortlist

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The Shadow of a Smile has been shortlisted for the 2010 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place. "The Ondaatje prize can always be relied on to produce an eclectic shortlist and this year is no exception. The books in contention range from a memoir of an English country estate to a novel set in a Nigerian prison cell..." Read more


The Shadow of a Smile nominated for Desmond Elliot Prize

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"Ten writers, including an advertising guru and an acclaimed poet, are up for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize. The £10,000 award honours debut novels published in the UK..." Read more


Ozumba Honoured by Nigeria High Commission in UK

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Ozumba receiving Certificate of Recognition from High Commissioner

"Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, OFR, High Commissioner of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, at a reception on Thursday, March 11th 2010, honoured Kachi Ozumba, Nigerian-born winner of the 2009 prize of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition..." Read full Press Release.


The Shadow of a Smile on Commonwealth Prize shortlist

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"The shortlist for regional winners has been unveiled in the race to win the influential 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. The Prize is presented by the Commonwealth Foundation with support from the Macquarie Group Foundation..." Read more


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