Naija Langwej Poetry Contest

I don’t really understand much about poetry. I read (not as much as I used to) but not really poems. I enjoy rhythm and rhymes but in songs and recitations. So, I don’t really know much about what I am going to advertise right now. But, it sounds interesting. And, I have a soft spot for Pidgin.

Call for Submissions: Poems in Nigerian Pidgin

Arojah Concepts, an Abuja based edutainment outfit in collaboration with SOMETIN FO EVRIBODI has concluded plans to publish an Antoloji of Naija Puems (Poems in Nigerian Pidgin) and thereby wishes to invite interested Nigerians to send in their entries.

The anthology which will be released in the third quarter of the year is part of efforts by the organizers, in collaboration with the Naija Langwej Akademi and the Institute Francaise de Recherche en Afrique au Nigeria (IFRA Nigeria) to promote writings in Naija Langwej (aka Nigerian Pidgin) which is growing steadily across the country.

Send between 3 and 5 poems written in ‘Naija langwej’ (Pidgin English) to arojahconcepts@yahoo.com or edbabor@gmail.com.

Conditions:

* Submissions need to be original and have not been published before

* Submissions should not exceed 2 pages using MS Word format (Garamond, 14 point)

No topics have been specified and contributors are free to explore any theme and subject of their choice including the Nigerian and other cultures.

Ten poems will be selected from all the entries received and the poets will receive various categories of prizes in appreciation of their creativity.

Submissions need to be received before Friday 29th of April 2011.

Submissions to arojahconcepts@yahoo.com or edbabor@gmail.com. For further enquiries pls. contact 0803 453 0786 or 08080900813

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