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Barnabas I. Adélékè

Barnabas I. Adélékè

Born: October 07 1990 in Oyan, Osun State, Nigeria
Resides: Okuku, Osun State, Nigeria
E-mail: shalomike01 (at) gmail (dot) com

Barnabas loves nature and literature. He is also an amateur photographer and pencil artist, living in Nigeria.

Awards and Other Honors:

Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President's Award, 6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest; Grand Prize, 19th Haiku International Association Haiku Contest; 2nd Prize, 21st International 'Kusamakura' Haiku Contest; 3rd Prize, 23rd International 'Kusamakura' Haiku Contest; The Heron's Nest Award, September 2017.

Books Published:

Too Small For Meat , 2019 (Self published).

Selected Work
on the island 
where seabirds summer― 
prison walls
machine-gun fire
the cassocked priest scampers
to a nearby mosque
open sore . . .
the roving dog snaps
at a fly
the umpteenth girl requesting
an abortion
a hollow
where the mango tree once stood . . .
strangler fig
stitching a tear
in the Barbie's clothes . . .
Women's Day


“on the island” - Cattails, April 2017 Issue; “machine-gun fire“ - Best Senryu of Issue, Modern Haiku vol. 49:3, Autumn 2018; “open sore“ - Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2019; “armistice“ - Frogpond Vol. 42:2 Spring-Summer 2019; “a hollow“ - Runner-up Haiku, Haiku Masters, Week 4, October 2017, NHK World, Japan; “stitching a tear“ - Honourable Mention, 2019 Jane Reichhold International Haiku Prize.

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