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May 4, 2022

The judges praised his “allusive, lyrical poems [which] open a new itinerary in African poetry, drawing in Shona and Mandarin and mapping a journey of the Black body through India, Hong Kong, the Philippines and China.”

March 22, 2022

The judges praised the finalists as “African voices liberated from prescriptions of form and ideas.”

December 21, 2021

After 10 years running it, Bernardine Evaristo steps down. “Having this prize named after her honors her, but more than that, it honors the prize,” said APBF founder Kwame Dawes.

March 31, 2021

“Many of these poets are young, in their 20s, and their voices are fresh, articulate, compelling,” the judges say.

May 13, 2021

The judges for the $3,000 prize praised the Nigerian as “a complex poet, with the formal skills to match the weight of the subjects he takes on.”

October 15, 2022

The bisexual poet’s historic victory, for his second collection Nomad, is also the first time that a writer of the younger generation has won Africa’s richest prize, worth $100,000.

March 27, 2022

Her manuscript, Mass for Shut-Ins, was praised for its “potent incantations” and called “Flowers of Evil for the 21st century.”

February 5, 2022

The Tunisian American poet was selected for the APBF prize for her collection Deluge.

February 12, 2021

Winners will be published in the journal and receive $1,000. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2021.

April 13, 2022

The prize-winning Nigerian poet and co-founder of A Long House magazine honed his craft in the quiet, and then we heard his pathbreaking voice.

April 9, 2022

“It’s not just about developing platforms for African poets. What is the bigger picture?” asks the Nigerian poet and editor of the collective. “We are thinking of training, models that feed capacity, that enhance their craft and careers.”

April 8, 2022

Originally planned for December 2021, to mark our first anniversary, our in-depth special issue profiles 16 African writers and curators who have impacted, disrupted, reshaped, and even created literary culture in the last five years.

April 6, 2022

From the streets of Benin City to The New Yorker, a young working-class Nigerian writer scaled obstacles and became a defining voice in African poetry.

November 9, 2021

With a planned bookstore in North America, Griots Lounge Publishing is “trying to represent unheard voices,” says founder Bibi Ukonu.

April 15, 2021

In his debut collection, the Nigerian poet exults in the beauty of queer bodies even in pain. His voice is prophetic and tourist, filled with experience and wonder.

March 15, 2021

The Nigerian poet’s Sacrament of Bodies is nominated in the Gay Poetry category, & the Eritrean-Ethiopian novelist’s Silence Is My Mother Tongue is in Bisexual Fiction.

January 8, 2021

Still only 21, the Nigerian poet-musician, author of Mannequin in the Nude, is writing, singing, and ascending on a path all their own.

April 18, 2022

Other African writers participating include Laila Lalami, Ousman Umar, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Leila Slimani.

May 4, 2022

The judges praised his “allusive, lyrical poems [which] open a new itinerary in African poetry, drawing in Shona and Mandarin and mapping a journey of the Black body through India, Hong Kong, the Philippines and China.”

March 22, 2022

The judges praised the finalists as “African voices liberated from prescriptions of form and ideas.”

December 21, 2021

After 10 years running it, Bernardine Evaristo steps down. “Having this prize named after her honors her, but more than that, it honors the prize,” said APBF founder Kwame Dawes.

March 31, 2021

“Many of these poets are young, in their 20s, and their voices are fresh, articulate, compelling,” the judges say.

May 13, 2021

The judges for the $3,000 prize praised the Nigerian as “a complex poet, with the formal skills to match the weight of the subjects he takes on.”

October 15, 2022

The bisexual poet’s historic victory, for his second collection Nomad, is also the first time that a writer of the younger generation has won Africa’s richest prize, worth $100,000.

March 27, 2022

Her manuscript, Mass for Shut-Ins, was praised for its “potent incantations” and called “Flowers of Evil for the 21st century.”

February 5, 2022

The Tunisian American poet was selected for the APBF prize for her collection Deluge.

February 12, 2021

Winners will be published in the journal and receive $1,000. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2021.

April 13, 2022

The prize-winning Nigerian poet and co-founder of A Long House magazine honed his craft in the quiet, and then we heard his pathbreaking voice.

April 9, 2022

“It’s not just about developing platforms for African poets. What is the bigger picture?” asks the Nigerian poet and editor of the collective. “We are thinking of training, models that feed capacity, that enhance their craft and careers.”

April 8, 2022

Originally planned for December 2021, to mark our first anniversary, our in-depth special issue profiles 16 African writers and curators who have impacted, disrupted, reshaped, and even created literary culture in the last five years.

April 6, 2022

From the streets of Benin City to The New Yorker, a young working-class Nigerian writer scaled obstacles and became a defining voice in African poetry.

November 9, 2021

With a planned bookstore in North America, Griots Lounge Publishing is “trying to represent unheard voices,” says founder Bibi Ukonu.

April 15, 2021

In his debut collection, the Nigerian poet exults in the beauty of queer bodies even in pain. His voice is prophetic and tourist, filled with experience and wonder.

March 15, 2021

The Nigerian poet’s Sacrament of Bodies is nominated in the Gay Poetry category, & the Eritrean-Ethiopian novelist’s Silence Is My Mother Tongue is in Bisexual Fiction.

January 8, 2021

Still only 21, the Nigerian poet-musician, author of Mannequin in the Nude, is writing, singing, and ascending on a path all their own.

April 18, 2022

Other African writers participating include Laila Lalami, Ousman Umar, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Leila Slimani.

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