Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation

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Babishai Niwe (BN) Poetry Foundation
Awarded for Poetry award for African poets
Location Uganda
Country Uganda
Presented by Beverley Nambozo
First awarded 2008
Website www.bnpoetryaward.co.ug

Babishai Niwe (BN) Poetry Foundation, formerly "The Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award", is a poetry foundation that coordinates annual poetry competitions for African poets. It was started by Beverley Nambozo in 2008 as a prize for Ugandan women.[1][2] But in 2014, it opened its doors to men and the entire Africa continent.[3][4] The first Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award was held in 2009.[5][6][7]

Entry and prize[edit]

The BN poetry award begun in 2009, as a prize for short, unpublished poems in English by Ugandan women. Entries must be written on an annual theme.There was no theme in 2009. The theme for 2010 was "money and culture". The one for 2011 was "hope". In 2012 the theme was "music". The theme for 2013 was "Innovation".[8] The cash prizes for the top three poems were $250, $150, and $100.[9] The prizes and the prize money have since increased, with the winner in 2014 receiving $1000.[10] The winning poems from 2009 to 2013 were published in an anthology, A Thousand Voices Rising: An anthology of contemporary African poetry.[11]

Award winners[edit]

  • Orimoloye Moyosore and Sanya Noel Lima, (Joint-winners, 2016)[12]
  • Adeeko Ibukun, 2015[13]
  • Tom Jalio, 2014[14]
  • Rashida Namulondo, 2013[4]
  • Susan Piwang, 2012[15]
  • Sanyu Kisaka, 2011[5]
  • Sophie Alal Brenda, 2010[16]
  • Lillian Aujo, 2009[9]

Publications[edit]

  • Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, ed. (2014). A Thousand Voices Rising: An anthology of contemporary African poetry. BN Poetry Foundation. ISBN 978-9970-9234-0-3. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva: Interview". Mosaic. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "BEVERLEY NSENGIYUNVA" akefestival.org. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 Festival Artists" storymojafestival.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b Simon Okuda, "BN Poetry Award opens its door to men, spreads wings to Africa", Daily Monitor, 6 July 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Uganda: Celebrating Poetry at Beverly Nambozo Poetry Awards", Daily Monitor (via allAfrica.com), 9 July 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. ^ "The Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award" monpimon.wordpress.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  7. ^ Douglas D. Sebamala (10 January 2015). "Poetry Awards return". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "African Book Awards Database", Indiana University, Bloomington. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  9. ^ a b "The First Beverley Nambozo Annual Poetry Award For Women" Women of Uganda Network, 28 August 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  10. ^ "CALL FOR BN POETRY AWARD 2014" africanwriterstrust.org. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  11. ^ ennis D. Muhumuza, "An anthology of provocative verse", Daily Monitor, 18 October 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  12. ^ [1], August 28, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "ADEEKO IBUKUN WINS THE #BABISHAI2015 POETRY AWARD", bnpoetryaward.blogspot.co.uk, 28 August 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Kenyan writer, Jalio, wins Ugandan BN poetry award", theinsider.ug, 20 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  15. ^ Tino Akware, "Lyrical presentations, new players unveiled at fourth poetry awards", Daily Monitor, 7 July 2012.. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  16. ^ "beverley nambozo nsengiyunva" afrolit.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.

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