Emmanuel G.G. Yamba wins Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024

Emmanuel G.G. Yamba wins Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024

Emmanuel G.G. Yamba was declared the winner of Liberia’s Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024 on Monday, July 1, 2024.

The Abu Sherif Poetry Prize is named in honour of Abu Sherif, a prolific Liberian poet who lost his life to sickle cell. It is open only to Liberians between the ages of 17 and 35. The award is a project of the outstanding literary magazine Pepper Coast Lit founded by Jeremy Teddy Karn and Ayouba Toure. 

The shortlist for the award was revealed by the judge Samuel A. Adeyemi on Thursday, April 25 before the winner was made public on Monday. The winner is;


  • Angel Togba, Emmanuel GG Bamba

Emmanuel G G Yamba who writes from Monrovia, Liberia has been featured or is forthcoming in Salamander Ink, Kalahari Review, Odd Magazine, Rigorous, Afro Rep, WSA, Sleepless In Monrovia, and elsewhere.

Honourable mentions

  • The Rebirth of Pain, Benyeakeh Miapeh
  • Chronicles on the Symphony of Suffering, Arthur Shedrick Davies

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2 responses to “Emmanuel G.G. Yamba wins Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024”

  1. Linda D Hiah avatar
    Linda D Hiah

    Congratulations 🎉

  2. Cherub Miracle Natt avatar
    Cherub Miracle Natt

    Congratulations Emmanuel. Keep pushing, this is just the beginning of your hard work yielding its harvest. We’re extremely proud of you. Keep it up 💐

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