Monday, 25 February 2008

Young Nigerian poet Tolu Ogunlesi wins Swedish Scholarship

Congratulations to poet Tolu Ogunlesi, who has just been notified that he has been awarded a prestigious guest writer grant. This is a huge acknowledgment of the hard work Tolu has put into his poetry and prose and also his amazing talent.

He was unanimously chosen from a number of hopefuls by the selection committee at The Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. The Guest Researcher’s scholarship allows him a three month stay at the institute. The committee said: ‘we were all enthusiastic about your writing, both poetry and prose.’

NAI press release

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