Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma has made the final short-list for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his book The Fisherman.
Chigozie Obioma is an Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Nebraska and is only the second Nigerian to be short-listed, after Ben Okri.
The Man Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious literary prize in the world and rewards the best work of fiction for the year, and this is the second year it will be open to writers of any nationality. Previously, It was only open to writers from the Uk and the Commonwealth nations.
Other authors on the shortlist that was announced last week are Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings), Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Man), Anne Tyler (A Spool of Blue Thread), Sunjeev Sahota (The Year of The Runaways) and Tom Mccarthy (Satin Island).
The winner will be announced on 13th October, 2015.