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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, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he sits on the judging panels of The Miles Morland Writing Scholarships and of The Gerald Kraak Prize. He is Nonfiction 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 Curator at 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 work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. 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 has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. 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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