Submissions for ‘Poems of the Everyday Nigeria’ – Naija Stories’ competition to celebrate poetry – are now closed. During the period, we had a rich harvest of eighty poems giving creative voice to events that the ordinary Nigerian experiences in the course of his life. We appreciate the time and effort that everyone has taken to submit these poems, and we hope that this will help to encourage the appreciation of poetry in Nigeria.
The next stage will be producing a long list of poems from which the final three winners will be selected. This will involve going through the entries and selecting those which meet the criteria for the competition, as listed in the introductory post. The longlist will be published on 6 September, so stay tuned.