Department of English

NoViolet Bulawayo wins inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature

NoViolet Bulawayo

Lagos, Nigeria; February 25, 2014: The search for Africa's most prolific debut fiction writer, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, climaxed last Sunday at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, with NoViolet Bulawayo carting home the coveted prize of £15,000 for her fiction book "We Need New Names". NoViolet Bulawayo, also known as Elizabeth Tshele, graduated from SMU in 2007 with a master's degree in English. Read more about her award here:

Words of Wisdom from 2013 Dedman College Distinguished Graduate Karen Hughes

Watch Karen Hughes share insight on the value of a liberal arts education to careers in public service and life in a complex world.

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