The NIGERIAN NEWSDIRECT CHAPBOOK AWARDS is an initiative of Poetry Column-NND that seeks to promote the voices of Nigerian poets, as the column does weekly in our newspaper. We hope to prioritize consistency of the award, and in so doing, document the vibrant work being put out by contemporary Nigerian poets.
The WINNERS of the NIGERIAN NEWSDIRECT CHAPBOOK AWARDS 2022 are:
- HOPEMONGER by Olumide Manuel
- FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY AND MEMORY by Michael Imossan
Here are the FINALISTS:
- I CARVED A FLUTE OUT OF YOUR BONES by JL Maikaho
- SOMEDAY, BULLETS WILL STOP TRAILING MY SKIN by Saheed Sunday
- SALIVA OF DROUGHT by Osahon Oka
- THIS CUP RUNNETH OVER OR NOT by Njikonye Charles Nnamdi
The two selected poets will each win N25,000 (twenty-five naira) and a Digital Chapbook published by Poetry Column-NND, one in January and the other in July.