The Sickle Cell Society – ‘Emmanuel Amuta Poetry Award’

The Sickle Cell Society – ‘Emmanuel Amuta Poetry Award’

The Sickle Cell Society – ‘Emmanuel Amuta Poetry Award’

  • Are you a young person (between ages 10 -15 years) who has sickle cell and is good with words?
  • Are you creative and can write a poem preferably about your life with sickle cell or anything relating to sickle cell?

If so, then consider applying to the Society’s ‘Emmanuel Amuta Poetry Award’ to be given at our AGM on 9th September 2020. The winners of the competition will get sent gift vouchers.

Send your poems to: taja.morgan@sicklecellsociety.org by 3 September 2020


About Emmanuel

Emmanuel at the Society’s AGM in 2016

The Emmanuel Amuta Poetry award has been created in memory of Emmanuel Amuta who suffered from sickle cell and sadly passed away on 19 September 2017, age 14 years. Emmanuel was a confident, caring and gifted young man most cherished by the Sickle Cell Society.  He was good at poetry and rap and really endeared himself to participants at the Society’s AGM in July 2016 when he narrated his poem ‘A Beautiful Cell’.  This award will be his fitting legacy.

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