Veripuami Nandee Kangumine 2023 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards Poetry Winner • Performing poet

Veripuami Nandee Kangumine is a Namibian poet and writer. Her poems explore nostalgia and the multiple identities in which it manifests itself. In 2021, she was named by Isele Magazine as one of the young African poets to watch. Her work also appears in My Heart In Your Hands: Poems From Namibia (2020).

In 2023, Veripuami won the Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Award for Poetry for “The Jackal Who Prepares You For Marriage And Other Poems”. She was a fellow of the Narrating Namibia, Narrating Africa Doek Emerging Writers Program.

Veripuami’s “The Softness Between Teeth & Other Poems” was recently published in Lolwe.