Ibadan Book Club invites poems and essays in honour of late Senator Ajimobi

Posted by News Express | 27 July 2020 | 3,672 times

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•Late Senator Ajimobi


Ibadan Book Club, a book reading platform of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW), has announced the commencement of work on a special anthology of poems and essays in honour of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi.

A two-term governor of Oyo State, Ajimobi died on June 25, 2020, aged 70.

SYNW said in a statement: “A collection of poems and essays is/are thus being prepared to honour him and recognise his contributions to humanity especially the people of Oyo State and Ibadan in particular. Hence, friends, well-wishers, political fans, followers, colleagues are thereby invited to contribute poems/essays of significant insights on any specific or broad themes relating to Senator Abiola Ajimobi, his political ideology and legacy.”

The statement specified the following submission rules:

Language Medium – English and Yoruba

Genre – Poetry/Essays

*No restriction on themes but strictly on the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi

Poems should be between the minimum of 20 lines and maximum of 40 lines while Essays should be between the minimum of 150 and the maximum of 300.

*Entrants should send the following information alongside their entries

  1. Name
  2. Age

iii. Gender 

  1. Location
  2. Phone Number
  3. Where you heard about the Call for entries
  4. Name of school or university if any

A Sentence of not more than 50 words describing the poem.

Permission to publish your work among the shortlisted entries.

Title of your mail should be addressed as “Entry in Honor of Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi”

All entries must be submitted to: ibadanbookclub@gmail.com and also copy societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com.

Deadline for Submission is 1st of September, 2020.

Any signs of plagiarism will disqualify the entrant.

Submissions must be only in MS Word

Organiser’s decision is final

The Anthology is expected to be out around October of this year.


Award of Certificates of Participation to all Entrants.

Award of Certificates of Excellence to only the shortlisted entrants.

Only shortlisted work(s) will be published in e-book format

Only the published Poets/Essayists will be invited for a special reading in honour of the immediate past governor of Oyo State

Automatic membership into the Ibadan Book Club (IBC).

For more enquiries please call Wole Adedoyin on 08072673852 (whatsapp), 08136577687 or email: woleadedoyin@gmail.com

Source: News Express

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