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A celebration of The Brunel University African Poetry Prize, with thrilling live performances by this year’s winner, Liyou Libsekal and runner-up, Nick Makoha, chaired by award-winning writer and poet, Bernardine Evaristo Nick and Liyou will be appearing at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival on 10 October with Dr Evaristo. Visit the Cheltenham Literature Festival website for more information.

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize

The BUAPP is a major annual poetry prize of £3000 open to African poets. Now in it’s second year, this year the prize is sponsored by Brunel University and Commonwealth Writers.

The Brunel Prize works closely with The African Poetry Book Fund’s New Generation African Poets’ Series, who will publish chapbooks by several BUAPP poets, including Liyou, in 2014 and 2015. The BUAPP will reopen for entries on 1 September 2014 for the 2015 prize. For more information, please visit the prize website.