Tonye WilliePepple

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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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When things began

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When things began
We were together
In our mud house.

From that mud house
We ferried afar off
for golden fleeces
To build a thatch house.

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