The Brunel International African Poetry Prize aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa.
The Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London.
Brunel University London is a public research university located in London, winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011 for Higher and Further Education. Creative Writing at Brunel is currently ranked No 10 in the Sunday Times League Table for 2020.
Bernardine Evaristo, writer and Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel, initiated the award in 2012 in order to revitalise African poetry, which at the time was almost invisible on the literary landscape. The Prize was set up to encourage a new generation of poets who might one day become an international presence.
The Prize works closely with the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) and since its inception, most of the poets who have been nominated or won this award have published chapbooks with the African Poetry Book Fund series of ‘New Generation Chapbook Box Sets’.
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