Otiono nominated for literary award

Dr. Nduka Otiono

Facebook posting from Professor Nduka Otiono

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Excited to be shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry for my new collection of poems, DisPlace: The Poetry of Nduka Otiono. The Archibald Lampman Award is an annual Canadian literary prize awarded to the year’s most outstanding collection of poetry by a writer living in the National Capital Region.The announcement of the Archibald Lampman Award winner will take place at the Ottawa Book Awards ceremony. The event will take place in person on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, at Les Lye Studio at the Meridian Theatre, starting at 7 PM EST. More information about the Ottawa Book Awards can be found here: https://arcpoetry.ca/…/2022-archibald-lampman-shortlist/

The Jury said:”Otiono’s edited collection of poetry reflects consummate diasporic writing, as at ease in Lagos as in Edmonton. Crafty and aware, these poems give us Otiono’s take on history, global petroleum, national politics, but also spend valuable time musing on tradition, literature, and love. Beyond the poems themselves—which churn with linguistic play, rhythmic force, and searing insight—this volume includes helpful commentary and a thoroughly illuminating interview between Otiono and Chris Dunton. Wonderful poetry from a poet who is already internationally important.”

Professor Nduka Otiono is Director, Institute of African Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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