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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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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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