Abiola’s short story, “75”, wins The Guardian and 4th Estate BAME prize. The prize was open to black, Asian and minority ethnic writers aged 18 and over and based in the UK.
It was judged by novelist Nikesh Shukla, Buzzfeed culture editor Bim Adewunmi, Waterstones head of books Melissa Cox, award winning writer Bernardine Evaristo, 4th Estate editor Anna Kelly and Guardian women’s editor Nosheen Iqbal.
Shukla said, ” “75” was unexpected, warm and clinical, all at once. She writes with confidence, and keeps a lot of plates spinning: family dynamics, loss, resignation, and a final cruel ending. It stood out as a great example of confident genre writing.”
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