Zimbabwean Poet, Zibusiso Mpofu wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize
The Brunel International African Poetry Prize has announced that Zimbabwean poet, Zibusiso Mpofu, is the winner for the 2022 edition!
The £3,000 award is aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. It is open to African poets worldwide who have not yet published a full poetry collection.
“We are pleased to announce that the unanimous winner of the 2022 Prize is Zibusiso Mpofu (Zimbabwe). The judges – Gabeba Baderoon (Chair), Tjawangwa Dema and Tsitsi Jaji – also decided on an Honourable Mention for Asmaa Jama (Somalia).”
The shortlisted poets were Conor Cogill (South Africa), Asmaa Jama (Somalia), Edil Hassan (Somalia), Zibusiso Mpofu (Zimbabwe), Fahad Al-Amoudi (Ethiopia), Adedayo Agarau (Nigeria), Chisom Okofor (Nigeria).