New Release: The Sun Will Rise Again (Top 100 Poems of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2016)

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is delighted to announce the release of the electronic version of The Sun Will Rise Again, a collection of top 100 poems of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) 2016.

The eBook can be downloaded onOkadaBooks and Amazon via the following links:

Initiated in 2016 to stimulate creativity and promote literary excellence, this students-centered initiative, has received the following acclaims:

“The entries reviewed from the 2016 NSPP were of high quality, reflecting a refreshing diversity of themes and styles; so much so that one can conclude that poetry is gradually emerging from being considered by the multitude as a closet art to being regarded as a capable carrier of weighty messages encased in melody.”

– Mallam Denja Abdullahi

President, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)

Chair of Judges, NSPP 2016


“This collection of top 100 poems of Nigerian students in 2016, is a master collection recommended to students, tertiary institutions and literary enthusiasts in Nigeria and across the oceans. I therefore enjoin you to read and imagine where we are coming from and the bright colors of tomorrow. With this initiative, poetry will no longer take back stages in literary scheme of things.”

– Eriata Oribhabor

President, Poets in Nigeria (PIN)


“In this collection, creativity has no fixed alignment with a particular field of study as students from various academic disciplines across all undergraduate levels flexibly explore varied themes such as love, corruption, injustice, terrorism, inevitability of death, displacement of cultures, religious bigotry, beauty of nature, longings for childhood, physical and sexual abuse, wars and many others.”

– Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom

Moderator, NSPP 2016


Note: Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology via their respective emails shortly.


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