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Chukwuma-Eke Pacella, NGP Xv, is a seventeen-year-old Nigerian poet. She is the winner of the Cradle Poetry contest and The Feast of Words On-the-Spot poetry contest (2022), a two-time BKPW finalist, and Hiasfest's most valuable female contestant (2022). Her manuscript “Love In Its Bliss And Sins” emerged second place for the Nigerian Prize for Teen Authors Award. Some of her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Eunoia Magazine, brittle paper, the International Human Rights Arts Festival, Last Leaves, Kalahari Review, Rigorous, and elsewhere. She is proudly a member of the Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation and tweets @dancing_poet and @hcaf_abuja.


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