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Sozaboy

Sozaboy

Author(s): Ken Saro-Wiwa

Location(s): Nigeria

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Nigerian Civil War

Sozaboy describes the fortunes of a young naive recruit in the Nigerian Civil War: from the first proud days of recruitment to the disillusionment, confusion and horror that follows. The author’s use of ‘rotten English’—a mixture of Nigerian pidgin English, broken English and idiomatic English—makes this a unique and powerful novel

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021