Sentinel Poetry Magazine January 2003


Chika O. Okeke
MFA (Painting, 1994) from the University of Nigeria and currently a doctoral
candidate in Art History at Emory University, Atlanta. In 1995 he curated the
Nigerian section of the First Johannesburg Biennale and co-organized Seven
Stories about Modern Art in Africa (Whitechapel Art Gallery, London). In 2001,
he co-organized The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in
Africa, 1945-1994 (Museum Villa Stuck, Munich) and was an Academic Consultant
and Coordinator of Platform 4, Documenta11, Kassel (2002). He is Associate
Editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.

Victor Ehikhamenor
Also a respected visual artist, Ehikhamenor was born in Udomi-Irrua, Edo State Nigeria. He graduated from Bendel State University, Ekpoma (now Ambrose Ali University), in 1991 with a BA degree in English and Literary Studies. He lives in Maryland, USA, where he works as a Unix Systems Administrator for US Pharmacopoeia. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi.
His poems have appeared in major magazines and newspapers both in the United States of America, Nigeria and on the Internet. His first book of poems "Sordid Rituals" was published in 2002

Kola Boof
Womanist writer and anti-slavery campaigner Kola Boof was born in Sudan on March 3, 1969, as Naima Bint Harith to an Egyptian archaeologist father and a Sudanese nomad mother. She was given up for adoption by her grandmother because she was considered too dark for assimilation by her father's Egyptian Arab family and has grown up with adoptive parents. A mother of two, she currently lives in the USA and is the author of "Every little Bit Hurts" and "Long Train to the Redeeming Sin: Stories About African Women"

Ife Awonubi
Awonubi is a Singer/Songwriter and poet active in the London, England poetry scene.
His poems have been given public readings and appeared in magazines in the UK. He is currently working on several music and poetry projects.

Tom Chivers
Tom Chivers studies Medieval English at St Anne's College, Oxford and is originally from South London. He edits Keystone magazine and co-edits the successful e-zine wanderingdog He is a committee member of the Oxford University Poetry Society and has published work in its magazine, The Reader. His poem 'Evesdropping' was a winner of Merit in the Nottingham Open Poetry Competition 2002.

Olu Oguibe
Oguibe is a Nigerian painter, poet, curator and art historian currently living in the USA. His books of poems include the Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize-winning "A Gathering Fear"  and "Songs For Catalina"

Obi Nwakanma
A writing fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis, Nwakanma's first book of poems "The Roped Urn" won the ANA/Cadbury Poetry Prize in 1996. He has just completed a second book of poems "The Horsemen and other poems". Nwakanma was Sentinel Poetry Guest Poet in December 2002

Rob Godfrey
Godfrey is a poet and novelist. With eight published novels and a book of poems "Poems thrown from the top of the stairs" He is the owner and administrator of which also features a very rich poetry discussion board known as Burgundy.

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