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Ademola Enoch.

Early September, we announced the football essay contest organised by Goal.com Nigeria. We are elated to announce now that the contest has been won by a poet we published: Ademola Enoch.

Ademola Enoch is a graduate of Project Management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. An alumnus of the Ake Fiction Workshop, his writing has appeared on  African Writer  and SynCityng. In May of this year, we published his poem “Monuments.”

Enoch won in the contest’s Category 1, for final year students and National Youth Service Corps members. His essay is titled “Digital Media: A Space Nigerian Football Must Fly Into.” He will receive N100,000 and a £500 #WritingGamesNG bursary for the University of Sussex MA in Creative and Critical Writing.

One of the finalists in Category 1 is Olawole Olayinka whose story, “Unquestioned Gifts,” we published last year. And in Category 2 is Emmanuel Esomnofu whose poem, “Chanting Fire,” we also published.

Congratulations to Ademola Enoch, Olawole Olayinka and Emmanuel Esomnofu.

Read the announcement on Goal.com.

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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

3 Responses to “Brittle Paper Poet, Ademola Enoch, Wins Goal.com’s Essay Contest” Subscribe

  1. Wole Olayinka 2017/10/20 at 05:46 #

    Congrats Ademola and Emmanuel…Incidentally, I was one of the finalists in Category 1 and I have a story on Brittle Paper too.

  2. Otosirieze Obi-Young 2017/10/21 at 04:01 #

    Hello Wole. The post has been updated. Congratulations.

  3. Emmanuel Esomnofu 2017/10/22 at 19:41 #

    Thank you, Brittle Paper. Congrats to us.

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