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Su’ur E. Su’eddie Vershima Agema is a multiple-award-winning writer, cultural activist, development practitioner, editor, and one of Nigeria’s most notable poets in 2022. Among other prizes across genres, he has won the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize (2014 & 2022), the Mandela Day Short Story Prize 2016 and was a finalist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2022, Africa’s most prestigious literature prize worth $100,000. Su’eddie is the Managing Editor of the notable African poetry collective Konya Shamsrumi. He heads SEVHAGE Publishing and its sister charity, SEVHAGE Literary and Development Initiative, while convening the annual Benue Book and Arts [International] Festival. He was previously the Black History Month/Project Curator and co-founder/president of African Writers [Society] at the University of Sussex, where he earned an MA with distinction in International Education and Development as a Chevening Scholar. He was a 2022 David C. Pollock Scholar of the international Families in Global Transition.

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