Babishai2020 Haiku Award-Giving Ceremony: Facebook Live

Join us on Tuesday 29 December, 2020 for the Babishai2020 haiku Award-Giving ceremony, from 6:00pm EAT. Here are the shortlisted poets.


There will be panel discussions on Politics, Poetry, and Persuasion.

Performances from poets all over Africa.

Forecast of Babishai, into 2021.

Introducing our new ‘Women, Politics and Poetry’, in January, 2021.



6:00-6:10pm: Introduction, Thanksgiving Tributes, and Welcome

6:10pm-6:30pm: Panel Discussion: Politics, Poetry and Persuasion, with Lekpele Nyamalon (Liberia) and Waruguru wa Kiai (Kenya)

6:30pm-6:35pm-Q and A

6:35pm-6:50pm: Poetry, Nature, The Future -Discussion by Dr. Sara Kaweesa (PhD)

6:50pm-7:00pm: Poetry Performances: Rashida Namulondo (Uganda), Kunta Moloise (Botswana)

7:00pm-7:30pm: Panel discussion and readings with shortlisted poets (Akello Charlotte-Uganda, Adipo Sidang-Kenya, Praise Osawaru-Nigeria, Herbert Omuna-Uganda, Ali Znaidi-Tunisia)

7:30pm-7:35pm Q and A

7:35pm-7:40pm-Performances by Rashida Namulondo and Kunta Moloise

7:40pm-7:55pm: Announcement, Award-giving, (Kariuki wa Nyamu, Richard Ali, Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva)

7:55pm-8:00pm: Close, Networking, Feedback forms


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