Adamu Danjuma

If this turns out to be SOMETHING…

Dear love, see:

I don’t know what it takes to be awake in the lonesomeness of the night,

but I do know, for real,

that — one could be wrong, anyway —

the sound of the voice of your innermost feelings is as familiar, to me,

as the size of my ears. When you get this

message, write me back but, I beg your indulgence, keep the later to

Your Self.

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Poet Maya Angelou

𝘪𝘧 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭

𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴

𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 are 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯

𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘺

𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯

𝘨𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘔𝘈𝘠𝘈 𝘈𝘕𝘎𝘌𝘓𝘖𝘜

she 𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘺

𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘤𝘺

𝘮𝘺 𝘗𝘏𝘌𝘕𝘖𝘔𝘌𝘕𝘈𝘓 𝘞𝘖𝘔𝘈𝘕

𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘌𝘛𝘛𝘌𝘙𝘚 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦

𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨

𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦

𝘰𝘧 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴

𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴

𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦

she 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘺

& 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭

𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭

𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 she 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦

𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘶𝘮

𝘪 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦 signs 𝘰𝘧

𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦

𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦

𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦

(@𝔞𝔡𝔞𝔪𝔲𝔴𝔯𝔦𝔱𝔢𝔰)

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Recently published opportunities to explore

1. Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme 2022/2023 for Study at the University of Cambridge, UK (Fully Funded)

https://www.gatescambridge.org/programme/the-scholarship/

2. The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Curational Fellowship 2022 for South African artists (R50 000 per Fellow)

http://www.ica.uct.ac.za/ica/fellowships

3. Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships

https://beittrust.org.uk/beit-trust-scholarships

4. Call for Applications for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa for the Summer (May) 2022 Intake

https://www.usiu.ac.ke/2224/call-for-applications-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-usiu-africa-summer-may-2022-intake

4. University of Cape Town MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022 for study in South Africa (Fully Funded)
https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/university-of-cape-town-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-2021-2022/

5. Stanbic IBTC Scholarship for undergraduate Nigerian student

https://www.stanbicibtc.com/nigeriaholdings/our-sponsorships/stanbic-ibtc-university-scholarship#

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Dear Reader: A Message To Whom It May Concern

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Adamu Danjuma

Adamu Danjuma

Author of Les Larmes d'une Plume Esseulée, Adamu is a multilingual speaker & an emerging poet-writer. He's passionate about journalism & literature.