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Sierra Leonean poet receives global honour

Sierra Leonean Poet, Samuella Conteh has been honoured with Prashamshith Pathr (Certificate of Honour) from the world’s most active writers forum, ‘Motivational Strips’ and Indian Government’s premier Literary institution ‘Gujarat Sahitya Akademi’.

Madam Conteh is a prominent Sierra Leonean poet who has been writing vivid poetry from her young age. She will be a role model to all her fellow writers, having won an International award of such stature from two gigantic literary institutions.

Motivational Strips has writers from 163 countries and the monthly visitors to its page crosses 7.3 million. They had combined with Indian Government’s ‘Gujarat Sahitya Akademi’ during India’s 74th Independence Day, to honour 350 poets and writers from 80 countries. This is the first time two world popular literary entities have merged to identify national and international talents. The best of prominent world poets and writers were selected for the awards.

The founder of Motivational Strips, Shiju H. Pallithazheth has applauded Samuella Conteh for bringing pride to Sierra Leone by making a mark in global Literature. The Chairman of ‘Gujarat Sahitya Akademi’ Dr. Vishnu Pandya states ‘this moment will remain historic in world literature’

Samuella continues to inspire the world readers by setting a benchmark in poetry worldwide. Her passion and prowess for poetry has earned her dozens of Certificates of Excellence and previous awards conferred on her include; Medal of Ambassador of Literature (ADL), Award of World Poetic Star, Award of Mahatma Medal, The Order of Shakespeare Medal (OOS) and the Premio Mundial a la Excellencies Literaria, 2019-2020 by the Government of Peru.

She is a member of the Sierra Leone Writers Forum and Board member of PEN-SL. Her works have been featured in several national and international Anthologies, magazines, websites and e-zines.

Samuella is currently the Senior Administrative Officer of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL).

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