2020 Competition
Shortlist

Congratulations to our winners and honorable mentions!

It has been a difficult but rewarding judging process. This has been a thrilling journey from outpouring of over 500 works in response to our call for submission to the overwhelming support we received from the literary community in our quest for readers, editors and judges. We look forward to sharing our first issue with you.
FICTION
Youth, or 1918
RESOKETSWE MANENZHE
Builder Hands
DAPHNE KIPLAGAT
The Mad Men of Mashariki
EDITH MAGAK
HONORABLE MENTIONS
32 Rooms
OBINNA OBIOMA
Cormorant/Confluence/Crocodile
JASON MYKL SNYMAN
New Parents
CHIBUIKE OGBONNAYA
Windowseat
CHUKWUDUMEBI ONOH
NONFICTION
Blackface In Nigeria
ADENIKE AKANDE
Out Of Range
IFEANYICHUKWU EZE
Say It...
PRINCESS EZEJI
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Insecure
ALAIN-JULES HIRWA
Our Parents Are Killing Us
ZIPAMO AKANYO
The Metamorphosis
HAJAARH MUHAMMAD BASHAR
We Are Strangers In This Land
ZENAS UBERE
POETRY
the taste of our names, chronicle of rennaissance, sahara blues xiii
AJISE VINCENT
at a table having drinks with my girls
HANEEFAH BELLO
Blaise Pascal's principle of pressure... and other poems
OKOLI STEPHEN NONSO
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Displacement & Other Poems
OLAITAN JUNAID
time travel to the period of the first birth & other poems
PRAISE OSAWARU
The Ones
SOMTOCHUKWU IHEZUE
Point of No Return
AYOKUNLE SAMUEL BETIKU