Tuesday, 16 September 2014

#BNPA2014 ~ Congratulations to Tom Jalio & all of the short-listed Poets

The Ambassador of Sudan to Uganda announces Tom Jalio as the winner of . Yay!!!

": Tom Jalio! Tom Jalio! Winner of . Kenya. East Africa."

Tom Jalio reads "There Was Once Something Special Here"

Meet the finalists on 
Storymoja Festival website
& on 
BNPA website

more on this blog:

AFRICA'S POETRY AMBASSADORS #BNPA2014

  1. ": Lydia from Tanzania was shortlisted for her poem "Things We Lost In Our Vaginas" "
  2. ": Tom Jalio! Tom Jalio! Winner of . Kenya. East Africa."
  3. ": The Ambassador of Sudan to Uganda announces Tom Jalio as the winner of . Yay!!!"
  4. ": The Ambassador of Sudan to Uganda announces Tom Jalio as the winner of . Yay!!!"
  5. ": Tom Jalio! Tom Jalio! Winner of . Kenya. East Africa."
  6. ": The Ambassador of Sudan to Uganda announces Tom Jalio as the winner of . Yay!!!"
  7. The Ambassador of Sudan to Uganda announces Tom Jalio as the winner of . Yay!!!
  8. Tom Jalio! Tom Jalio! Winner of . Kenya. East Africa.
  9. "I want to be Kiprotich... To put a smile on 40 years." - poem in progress by Dr Susan Kiguli
  10. Patrick Mangeni. Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.
  11. Roshan is killing with her comment on written poetry making spoken form obsolete.
  12. Roshan: If I touch 1000 hearts that's ok but my art is a talent that should be paid for, that should be rewarded.
  13. Kagayi: on misinterpreting poetry "I am responsible for what I say and not what you understand".
  14. Kagayi: Both written and spoken have the capability of being good and bad. Quality does not depend on form.
  15. Saba: how would you like to be remembered? As that rich poet or as the poet that left a mark?
  16. Roshan: When a poet recites his poem, we experience it as he does. When I read it for myself, I get interpretations for myself.
  17. Mangeni: the fact that a recital can raise Shs700k does not make the written form less important.
  18. Mangeni: when it comes to money, we have to remember that not all that counts can be counted & not all that can be counted counts.
  19. Roshan: Melissa has immortalised herself through her book but a recital is fleeting.
  20. Kagayi: It's not true that Ugandans don't like to read, they just don't like to read our [Ugandan] stuff.
  21. Kagayi: the older generation of Poets are becoming obsolete but that does not mean they are irrelevant.