Emmanuel Michael participated in the maiden edition of Quramo Writers Prize last year but didn’t win.
Undaunted, the undergraduate of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, participated in the second edition, and mother luck smiled on him. He went home with one million naira and a publishing contract with Quramo Publishing.
Before the grand finale, Quramo Publishing had announced the top five entries two weeks after the top 10 entries were made public.
The top five entries were Achalugo Ezekobe’s Boys on Jumping Trousers, Ani Splendour’s, The Girl Who Saw Tomorrow, Chioma Okonkwo’s All That Glitters, Emmanuel Michael’s Running Waters, and Oriasotie Emmanuel Ehimare’s When Yesterday Saved Tomorrow.