The Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival which is powered by Babishai Niwe Foundation has released its longlist for the BN Poetry Award ahead of the festival. The festival will hold from August 26-28, at The Uganda Museum, Kampala.

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Below are poems longlisted for the BN Poetry Award:

1 – Old Together by Femi Morgan (Nigeria)

2 – A JOURNEY INTO SONGS by Gbenga Adesina (Nigeria) (On the Benin road)

3 – Elixir by Femia Nkansa (Ghana)

4 – Death-fall by Nick Makoha (Uganda)

5 – Like Scented Mangoes by Arinze Ifeakandu   (Nigeria)

6 – My hair is loud! By Lua Davis  (Cameroon)

7 – WOMEN LOVERS By Salawu Olajide (Nigeria)

8 – Dusk dawn by Ann Waruguru  Kiai (Kenya)

9 – SUICIDE BOMBER by Emmanuel Okom (Nigeria)

10 – Un-man me, please by Samuel Oluwatobi (Nigeria)

11 – Lisbon’ed by Babatunde Fagbayibo (Nigeria)

12 – Privilege by Mugabi Byenkya (Nigeria/Uganda)

13 – MY MOTHER’S REGRETS by Chiuga Veronica Akaolisa (Nigeria)

14 – LHR: by Nick Makoha (Uganda)

15 – SHE SITS by Edidiong Bassey (Nigeria)

16 – Smile by Kelvin Kaesa (Kenya)

17 – A DIVORCE LETTER TO FEAR by Eseza Nabaggala (Uganda)

18 – THERE SHOULD BE PLACES by Redscar Mc Odindo K’Oyuga (Kenya)

19 – Living for Dead By Ayeyemi Taye (Nigeria)

20 – The pearl by Kitumba John Mary (Uganda)

21 – Melanin God by Ama Asantewa Diaka (Ghana)

22 – ONLY WHEN IT RAINS by Adaeze M. Nwadike (Nigeria)

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23 – TREMOURS IN KIGALI by Richard Otwao (Uganda)

24 – Luna by Danica Kreusch (South Africa)

25 – FORGIVENESS by Esther Karin Mngodo (Tanzania)

26 – Destiny of free will by Efe Tokunbo (U.K/Mexico/Nigeria)

27 – My Son by Adhiamno Agoro (Kenya)

28 – A ROOM WITH A DROWNING BOOK by Adeeko Ibukun (Nigeria)

29 – The Ghost of Jevanjee by Nyanduaki Okongo Omare (Kenya)

30 – A Poem We Would Rather Forget  by Sanya Noel (Kenya)

31 –  Hot Spot by James Yeku (Nigeria)

32 – Ladi by AbdulKareem (Nigeria)

33 – WE CARRIED HIM HOME by Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga (Kenya)

34 – Bloodlust by J.K Anowe (Nigeria)

35 – Queen of Heart-Breaks by Annette Mumbi (Kenya)

36 – The concept of freedom by Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji (Nigeria)

37 – WE WRITE by Adelaja Ridwan Olayiwola (Nigeria)

38 – My Blanket (Originally written in Tumbuka with the title Gombeza)

39 – Are You True? by Edith Nakku-Joloba (Uganda)

40 – Diz Poetry by Babajide Michael Olusegun (Nigeria)

41 – The Wavesongs of the Tompontany.

42 – Something Pretty by Michael Ochoki (Wudz) (Kenya)

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