'Americanah' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie took the prize for fiction, while 'Five Days at Memorial' by Sheri Fink secured the nonfiction prize.
'Boy, Snow, Bird' is a take on the 'Snow White' legend.
Nigeria's recently suspended central bank governor said the disappearance of oil revenues damaged his ability to prop up Nigeria's currency, pointing to oil sector corruption.
For the most part, Africans used to get along with gays and homosexuals even if they might not agree with the behavior. Then came 2013 and widespread retribution.
Despite Western condemnation of Africa's harsh gay laws (including a World Bank freeze of $90 million to Nigeria) the legislation is popular and the sentiment is deeply rooted in the culture.
Recent horrific killings by the radical group Boko Haram call for Nigerian leaders to learn lessons on how to curb armed conflict.
Nigeria's radical Boko Haram fighters have launched multiple killing sprees in past months -- blasting villages and often scaring off the Army in the northeast region. What gives?