2020 “Africa Poésie” Competition : Laureates Awarded

This was during a ceremony organised Saturday October 17, 2020 in Yaounde.

The five winners of this year’s edition of the “Africa Poésie” competition loosely translated to English as Africa Poetry competition have been rewarded. They were compensated for their distinguishing works in the poetry genre October 17, 2020 in Yaounde. The first prize went to Cameroonian-born Frank Bonny with his poem “Mânes”. The second prize was given to a Haitian, Claude Bernard Elio Alceus for his poem titled “En feu d'artifice”. Another Cameroonian, Danielle Eyango, carried the third prize with the poem, “Le parfum de ma mère” meanwhile the fourth prize went to another Haitian, Bertony Louis. The special prize of the jury was given to Mabard Abdias.  The first and third laureates answered present but the second and fourth, who are all Haitians were conspicuously absent. The fifth, who is a doctorate student in Ngaoundere was represented. An international jury made up of recognized authors, university teachers and literary critics selected these laureates. 
The “Africa Poésie” competition is organized by the “Société des poètes et artistes du Cameroun”( SPAC) roughly translated as Cameroon society of poets and artists. The President of SPAC, Daouda Mbouobouo, talking during the prize-giving ceremony, recalled the history of the competition and its objective, which is principal...



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