The official Programme for the 2014 BN Poetry Award, holding from the 14th to 18th September in Kampala, Uganda, has just been released and can be viewed HERE . Amongst the guests this year is Richard Ali, Parresia’s COO and author of 2012’s City of Memories. The 2014 prize shortlist comprises–
1. The Carpenter Saba El Lazim (Sudan)
2. Insane Living by Dorothie Ayebazibwe (Uganda)
3. L’aruge/Promotion by Saka Aliyu (Nigeria)
4. Under The Guava Tree by Annetjie van Wynegaard (South Africa)
5. The Night Sango Came to Ugbaje by Suleiman Agbonkhianmen Buhari (Nigeria)
6. There Was once Something Special Here by Tom Jalio (Kenya)
7. Orukoro Dancer by Benstowe Fubaraibi Anari ( Nigeria)
8. Blood and Water by Elizabeth Muchemwa (Zimbabwe)
9. Dialogue Over The Twilight Zone (Ebony and Ivory by Moses Kyeyune Muyanja (Uganda)
10. The Things That Were Lost In Our Vaginas by Nyachiro Lydia Kasese (Tanzania)
The prize, originally restricted to female Ugandan poets, was opened up to all African poets this year.
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Parrésia is pleased to be associated with the BN Poetry Award and its founder, Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyuvna.