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Limbu from Nepal won UK writing contest with a poem about the shock of life in Britain

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 2, 2015

A pupil from Nepal named Mukahang Limbu has won a Sunday Times-backed writing contest with a poem about the shock of life in Britain
mukahang limbu     Mukahang Limbu receives first prize for his poem from the Princess of Wales Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

A 13-year-old schoolboy who moved to England after spending his early childhood in Nepal has become the first winner of national writing competition sponsored by The Sunday Times.

Mukahang Limbu’s poem, about the shock of adapting to life in Britain, was one of more than 3,000 poems and stories on the theme of “home” submitted by state school pupils. The contest was organised by the charity First Story and judged by a panel including the writers William Fiennes and Laura Dockrill. Mukahang’s prize was presented by the Duchess of Cornwall. Read the rest of this entry »

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