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).
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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.