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And the winner is… African Poetry Prize Announced

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The Brunel University African Poetry Prize was announced yesterday.

Judged by Kwame Dawes, Kadija George, Mpalive Msiska, Daljit Nagra and Chair, Bernardine Evaristo; the winner was selected from this short list: Viola Allo (Cameroon); Inua Ellams (Nigeria); Amy Lukau (Angola); Liyou Libsekal (Ethiopia); and Nick Makoha (Uganda).

And the winner is

Liyou Libsekal

The two runners-up are Amy Lukau (Angola) and Nick Makoha (Uganda).

Liyou Libsekal wins £3000 and will have a chapbook published through the African Poetry Book Fund.

congratulations!

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