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17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by AnonymX: 10:35am On May 22, 2015


Timothy Nkenu

Timothy Nkenu Woma, the founder of the African Poetry Project is a young and Adventurous, capable of the unthinkable, resilient and unshaken 17 year old Nigerian based in Uganda.

His love for poetry began while growing up in a house with his dad being a lecturer of Literature. The love has inspired him to start the African Poetry Project, a project that brings together poets from all over Africa.

The Project recently released its first African Poetry Compilation which features works of young poets from all over the continent.
A snippet of what to expect

“They came to us with sweet words
saying they know our plight and
will fight for us
Lies!!! All lies!

With ink stains on our thumbs
and joy in our hearts
smiles on our faces
We put them in office

Crocodile tears of gratitude
hungry eyes of theirs
they looked at us and
praised us for “doing the right thing”


The project has released its first compilation and is available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Africa-Modern-African-Compilation/dp/1512089079/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432213821&sr=1-3&keywords=letters+from+africa)
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Source: http://www.myafricanow.com/timothy-nkenu-woma-poet

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Janet101(f): 10:38am On May 22, 2015
Best of luck boy!

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Opracus(f): 10:48am On May 22, 2015
Good one boy

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by AnonymX: 11:05am On May 22, 2015
cc Lalasticlala Ishilove
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by exemen: 11:08am On May 22, 2015
9ce 1 ............... good luck................... No let Africa witch affect u o............
c aw dey do dis man

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by okooloyun1(m): 11:08am On May 22, 2015
9ice one bro
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by 5p1naz(m): 11:08am On May 22, 2015
Cool beans
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by okonelfg(m): 11:08am On May 22, 2015
Wisdom

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by exemen: 11:08am On May 22, 2015
..........

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by naijainfogalery: 11:08am On May 22, 2015
Nigerians have one attribute, anywhere they go, they usually excel making the people in the host community jealous and fear us, you may wonder why South Africans claims they dont want Nigerian and they are busy killing other Africans who are not even up to half on Nigerians living in the country put together grin

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by zicoblaze(m): 11:09am On May 22, 2015
Best of luck bro

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by AnneMomoh(f): 11:09am On May 22, 2015
The Kind of Stuff we need not all those so called music shows and beauty pageant

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by nawtikid(m): 11:10am On May 22, 2015
AnneMomoh:
The Kind of Stuff we need not all those so called music shows and beauty pageant
...and wats wrng wit music shows and beauty pageants?

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Damianobi(m): 11:10am On May 22, 2015
Why would a Nigerian base in uganda
SMH
Well Buhari will bring most of u bak home soon

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by safarigirl(f): 11:10am On May 22, 2015
Poetry is only interesting when recited

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by limolalikamaila: 11:10am On May 22, 2015
Dats good
Maybe one day I will start a project to bring Nigeria porn star together.

Am a porn star
A proud one
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Nairalandar: 11:11am On May 22, 2015
Good Idea....
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by AnonymX: 11:11am On May 22, 2015
safarigirl:
Poetry is only interesting when recited

I just got a copy but trust me, this one is different
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by ifydadiva(f): 11:11am On May 22, 2015
God bless nigeria
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Abuesism(m): 11:12am On May 22, 2015
Wizz kid . am happy for ya.
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by shaboti(m): 11:12am On May 22, 2015
Nice
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by odeku457(m): 11:13am On May 22, 2015
Good Luck.

Valar Morgulis
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by bobcharly(m): 11:13am On May 22, 2015
goodluck boy
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Sholah96(m): 11:14am On May 22, 2015
exemen:
9ce 1 ............... good luck................... No let Africa witch affect u o............
c aw dey do dis man
Na birds dey inside?
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by jeeqaa7(m): 11:14am On May 22, 2015
Poet
Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Bigdreams(m): 11:15am On May 22, 2015
Great strides.

Clear Focus.

Greater heights await.

Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by PAGAN9JA(m): 11:15am On May 22, 2015
LEt him also write poetry in his own language.

Its time we improve and develop our own literature works.

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by angelTI(f): 11:15am On May 22, 2015
Proud of this young man.

He is even good looking kiss

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by AnneMomoh(f): 11:15am On May 22, 2015
nawtikid:
...and wats wrng wit music shows and beauty pageants?

Unproductive to Nigeria, at the current stage of our economy.

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Dronedude(m): 11:17am On May 22, 2015
Read your book son there are lots of competition here u have to be extremely smart both in the books to pull that in Nigeria.

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by exemen: 11:17am On May 22, 2015
Sholah96:

Na birds dey inside?
baba.............. na u i surpose ask oooooooooooooo.....................e b lik sey u dey among............
c dis 1 also....................

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Re: 17 Year Old Nigerian Starts A Project To Bring African Poets Together by Swagavillage(m): 11:17am On May 22, 2015
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