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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 deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. 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.

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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