Three Books Nominated for African Poetry Prize

irkiThe African Poetry Book Fund, in conjunction with Prairie Schooner, the literary journal published by the University of Nebraska, has announced three finalists for the inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. The pan-African poetry prize honors books of African poetry written in English or translated into English. The prize is sponsored by poet and philanthropist, Glenna Luschei, who was educated at the University of Nebraska and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

The three finalists are:

Irki by Kadija Sesay (Leeds, England: Peepal Tree Press)

Left Over by Kobus Moolman (Johannesburg, South Africa: Dye Hard Press)

through the window of a sandcastle by Amu Nnadi (Lagos, Nigeria: Parresia Publishers)

Update: Amu Nnadi was selected as the winner.


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