‘Every writer owes their country the duty of telling its stories’ – Ayokunle Samuel Betiku | PIN Literary Interviews

Ayokunle Samuel Betiku, who was longlisted for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize in 2018, is our guest for this edition of PIN Literary Interviews managed…

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‘Calabar people are taking ownership and a more independent approach to Festival Poetry Calabar’ – Elizabeth Ita | PIN Literary Interviews

Elizabeth Ita is the Executive Secretary of Festival Poetry Calabar (FPC). Here, she talks to Semilore Kilaso about organizing FPC, mental health, poetry, Poets in…

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Samuel Adeyemi on Winning NSPP 2021: ‘I wrote the poem in a day’ | PIN Literary Interviews

Portrait of Water authored by Samuel Adeyemi, a student of Federal University, Lokoja, won the first prize of the 2021 edition of the Nigerian Students…

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‘Literary competitions push us to explore novel territories’ – Divine Inyang Titus | PIN Literary Interviews

A month ago, Divine Inyang Titus won the 2nd prize of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) with his poem, ‘A Naira Shy of Rebirth’.…

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‘Writing communities make creatives sane’ – Sa’id Sa’ad | PIN Literary Interviews

This edition of PIN Literary Interviews (PLI) features an engaging dialogue between Nigerian writer, Sa’id Sa’ad and Semilore Kilaso who, as the moderator, draws her…

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‘Poets must evolve, sharpen their pens or be swept under the rug’ – Joshua Effiong | PIN Literary Interviews

Joshua Effiong is making waves as a young Nigerian poet maximizing the digital space. In this edition of PIN Literary Interviews, he shares fundamental information…

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‘How I Won PIN Punchy Poetry on My First Try at Spoken Word’ – Malumi Adeboye Oluwafemi | PIN Literary Interviews

Malumi Adeboye Oluwafemi, who won the 2021 PIN Punchy Poetry Contest, is engaged in a 14-tier conversation with Semilore Kilaso. He talks about participating in…

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‘Poetry does not scare people away anymore’ – Samuel Adeyemi | PIN Literary Interviews

It is all about poetry and personal literary endeavours in this conversation between Semilore Kilaso, moderator of PIN Literary Interviews, and Samuel Adeyemi, a young…

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‘Contemporary poetry is a response to the times we are in’ – BM Dzukogi | PIN Literary Interviews

BM Dzukogi is our guest for this edition of PIN Literary Interviews moderated by Semilore Kilaso. He speaks on burning issues including ANA politics, odds…

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‘I want to create a world in my poems’ — 2021 Brunel Prize Winner, Othuke Umukoro | PIN Literary Interviews

Othuke Umukoro won the 2021 edition of Brunel International African Poetry. Drawn into an insightful conversation by Semilore Kilaso, he talks about winning Brunel, literary…

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‘Being a poet influences my everyday decisions’ – Jaachi Anyatonwu | PIN Literary Interviews

Jaachi Anyatonwu is the founder of ‘Poemify’. Here, with Semilore Kilaso, he talks about poetry, poetry promotion, managing ‘Poemify’, Nigerian poetry community, funding literary activities…

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