BAKWA-SARABA

Following their call for applications, the participants for the Cameroon/Nigeria Literary Exchange Programme have been announced. The project is organised by Cameroun’s Bakwa magazine, Nigeria’s Saraba magazine and the Goethe-Institut establishments in Lagos and Yaounde.

Here are the ten successful applicants.

1. Adeosun Adams Abayomi (Nigeria).
2. Ajinomoh Ozovehe Caleb (Nigeria).
3. Donna Coco Nsofor (Nigeria).
4. Godwin Luba (Cameroon).
5. Howard Meh-Buh Maximus (Cameroon).
6. Murielle Simone Wonja (Cameroon).
7. Nkiacha Atemnkeng (Cameroon).
8. Raoul Djimeli (Cameroon).
9. Sada Malumfashi (Nigeria).
10. Socrates Mbamalu (Nigeria).

Here is the accompanying information from the administrators.

We received over 300 eligible entries from both Nigeria and Cameroon. We encountered a huge number of high-quality writing but regrettably, we had limited slots. We privileged writers with promise and potential over those already established. We use the medium to thank everyone who submitted entries. We wish you good luck in your writing.

Congratulations to the participants.

Find out more in Bakwa magazine.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young was shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Morland Scholarship. His story, "Mulumba," appears in The Threepenny Review and has been translated into the German. His story, “A Tenderer Blessing,” appears in Transition and was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His story, "You Sing of a Longing," is currently on the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award shortlist. His essays appear in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays and Brittle Paper where he is Submissions Editor. He edited Enter Naija—The Book of Places, an anthology of writing, photography and digital art about places in Nigeria created to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary. A lecturer at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, he blogs popular culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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