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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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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, an academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review ("Mulumba," 2016), Transition ("A Tenderer Blessing," 2015), and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017), for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop facilitated by Giles Foden. He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (October, 2016), focuses on Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, he just Googles Rihanna.

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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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