Five Nigerian Authors Under 35

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–          Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi was born in 1982. He has written poetry since his Univetsity days. Tolu is the author of a collection of poetry, Listen to the Geckos Singing From A Balcony [Bewrite Books, UK, 2004]. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Obituary, Wasafiri, Tango [Caine Prize Anthology 2006], Sable, Orbis, Eclectica, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in Poesia and Jelly Paint. In 2007, he won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prize. He currently lives in Lagos, and works 8 to 5 as management consultant.

 

–          Jumoke Verissimo

 

Jumoke, born 26 December 1979, Lagos, is a Nigerian poet and writer. She won First Prize, Carlos Idize Ahmed Prize for a first book of poetry 2009, Second Prize, Anthony Agbo Prize for poetry 2009 and Honourable Mention Association of Nigeria [poetry] 2009.

The Punch describes Jumoke as, ‘one of those who will change the face…

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