Abdulkareem Abdulkareem


Ak Iyibare, Petrol Station, Sobi Rd, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Ilorin, KW 240272

Author's Bio

Abdulkareem Abdulkareem is a Nigerian writer and Linguist. He loves writing about everything that trembles his heart and everything that softens it. He is currently a final year student of Linguistics at the University of Ilorin. He won the University of Ilorin Students Union Writers Competition (Poetry Category) 2022. He was shortlisted for the top entries of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) 2021, PIN 10 Day Poetry Competition 2022, he won the first runner-up of the World Voices Contest and he was also on the shortlist for the Vallum Poetry Award, 2022,

He is an alumnus of the SprinNG Writing Fellowship 2022. His works appear and are forthcoming on POETRY Magazine, MIZNA, National Museum of Language, Poetry Wales, Nat Brut, SAND Journal, Qwerty Magazine, Lolwe, South Florida Poetry Journal, Rough Cut Press, West Trade Review,  Off Topic Publishing, Orion’s Belt, Better Than Starbucks, Aster Lit, Poetry Column-NND, Words and Whispers, Afro Literary Magazine, The Shore Poetry, Brittle Paper, Rulerless Magazine, Lumiere Review, Claw and Blossom, Olney Magazine, FERAL, Kissing Dynamite, & elsewhere. He is currently a poetry reader at Agbowó Magazine and Frontier Poetry. He is a member of the Frontiers Collective. He tweets @panini500bc Instagram: @panini_500bc

Publications & Prizes

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Poetry Magazine
Poetry Wales
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Prizes won: 

Won the University of Ilorin S.U. Writers Competition (Poetry Category), Shortlisted for the Vallum Poetry Award, 2022, shortlisted for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, 2021. 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Niyi Osundare, Kaveh Akbar, Safia Elhillo, Ocean Vuong, Ilya Kaminsky, O-jeremiah Agbaakin, Adedayo Agarau, Romeo Oriogun, Saddiq Dzukogi, Franny Choi, Jericho Brown, Hanif Abdurraqib, Li-Young Lee.
What I'm reading now: 
Rhinehart Frames by Cheswayo Mphanza

More Information

Gives readings: 
Identifies as: 
BIPOC, Black, Muslim
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Born in: 
Ilorin, KW
Raised in: 
Ilorin, KW
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Last update: Feb 26, 2023