Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is an annual poetry prize aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa with a prize money of £3000. Pretty good for poetry. The prize is sponsored by Brunel University a public research university located in London, UK and Commonwealth Writers.

The shortlist for the 2015 edition of the prize were recently announced and they include Sudanese Safia Elhillo, Nigerian Inua Ellams, Ugandans Nick Makoha and Hope Wabuke, Zimbabwe’s Bernard Matambo and Kenya’s Ngwatilo Mawiyoo.