Title: ODE TO MOTHER TONGUE
Editor: BRIGITTE POIRSON & KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON
No. of Pages: 36
“What can define a place, a culture, the human spirit better than the ingenious genius of a mother tongue? Our mother tongues are our most precious assets, a personal AND global inalienable wealth."
– Brigitte Poirson
These poems are the top 20 poems of the June/July 2020 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). Poets featured in this edition include the following: Olowo Qudus Opeyemi, Ude Vivian Chidimma, Abah Abah Oyagaba, Jacob Aondonengen, Olaitan Junaid, Peter Columba Itanka, Wale Olaogun, Nnadi Samuel, Goto Emmanuel, and Ayobami Kayode Tijani Ah'mad.
The BPPC is a monthly writing contest aimed at rewarding the under-appreciated talent of young Nigerian poets.