Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Cassava Republic Press is proud to announce that A Small Silence by Nigerian author Jumoke Verissimo has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize - an annual award of £10,000 that recognises a “distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.” The shortlist, which was announced on April 20, 2020, comes weeks after the awarding body announced its longlist of 18 books, with Verissimo being the only African on the list. 

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel, A Small Silence, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Cassava Republic Press is proud to announce that A Small Silence by Nigerian author Jumoke Verissimo has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize - an annual award of £10,000 that recognises a “distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.” The shortlist, which was announced on April 20, 2020, comes weeks after the awarding body announced its longlist of 18 books, with Verissimo being the only African on the list.