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Tonye WilliePepple

(Nigeria)

Biography of Tonye WilliePepple

Tonye Willie-Pepple is an Ijaw from Bonny Island of Rivers State, Nigeria, he studied Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, His poems have appeared in Sentinel, Poetry Foundation Ghana and Kalahari Review, He writes poetry, Drama and Short Stories, In 2012 he was short-listed for the Orange Crush Prize for Poetry and in 2013 he won the PEN Nigeria/Saraba Prize for Poetry, He lives in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria where he co-ordinates the Local chapter of The Society of Young Nigerian Writers.

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I saw Virginia today

It was 1985, when we ran into ourselves
To join the busy breakfast queues
Before Mrs.Dike would say it was closed

Before our teacups would draw out  tears
Reminding our hungry selves
Till noon our stomachs would be cramped

We ran into our freshmen selves

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