Title: BACK TO THE ROOTS
Editor: BRIGITTE POIRSON & KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON
No. of Pages: 42
The August contest has been an opportunity for the poets to explore many routes to their roots. They have traveled back to the good old days as an idyllic refuge or revisited the past to gauge the distance between then and now with regrets or relief. They have retraced the painful paths to the present to highlight the roots of their nation’s problems, at times using a wealth of experience to delineate possible futures." – Brigitte Poirson
These poems are the top 30 poems of the August 2019 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). The BPPC is a monthly writing contest aimed at rewarding the under-appreciated talent of young Nigerian poets.