Chibuihe Obi Achimba has returned the 2017 Brittle Paper Award because of a moral compromise. He announced this in his twitter handle on April 15, 2020.
Lest you don’t know, Brittle Papers would say, “the Brittle Paper Literary Awards is our way of recognizing the finest, original pieces of literature by Africans available online for free.”
“The awards are usually in five categories—Fiction ($200), Poetry ($200), Creative Nonfiction/Memoir ($200), Essays/Think Pieces ($200), and the Anniversary Award ($300) for writing published by us—reflect our efforts to capture the range and variations of literary dialogue on the continent.”
Chibuihe was the 2017 winner of the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award with the cash prize of $300.
He had been commended by many for returning the award.