The 2016 edition of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize was jointly won by two Nigerian poets.
Chekwube O. Danladi has been praised for the “sense of social justice” that permeates her work. She was born and raised in Lagos. After spending some time in Washington, DC and in Baltimore, she now studies creative writing at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In the past, her work has explored questions of displacement, sexuality, and the African diaspora.
According to the judges of the poetry prize, “Danladi’s poems are glorious, risky, ambitious and fresh.”
Gbenga Adesina is considered a leading voice among the new generation of African poets. His chapbook titled Painter of Water will be published sometime this year through the support of the African Poetry Book Fund. Read more