African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

What a year 2015 was where African literary festivals were concerned. A record number showcased some of the coolest people and their writing in various…

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Morland Writing Scholarships 2015 shortlist announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarships. These applicants will be whittled down to four on December…

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Ayodele Morocco-Clarke , Siphiwo Mahala, Mona Eltahawy and Dilman Dila

Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa #AkeFest2015

Ayodele Morocco-Clarke moderated “Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa”, one of the first panels at the Ake Festival with writers Siphiwo Mahala,…

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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes…

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Morland Writing Scholars 2014 announced

The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) has announced the winners of the 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships. The winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow…

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