Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International Writing Program, which was born in 1967, allows writers from all over the world with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. The […]

Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017
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Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017

Senegalese writer Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané is the winner of the Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) 2017. The Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) provides a two months stay in a subsidized apartment to writers of contemporary African literature, who engage with current themes and concerns related to Africa […]

Three African writers flag off Ebedi Residency 2017 program 
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Three African writers flag off Ebedi Residency 2017 program 

Three writers, from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria have arrived Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria as the first set of the 2017 Ebedi International Writers Residency Program. They are Peter Ngila, TJ Benson, and Francis Grant Kwesi Gbormittah. The Ebedi International Writers Residency Program is a private initiative for creative writers wishing to complete their works in […]

Novuyo Tshuma, Percy Zvomuya and Kiprop Kimutai make Artists In Residency shortlist
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Novuyo Tshuma, Percy Zvomuya and Kiprop Kimutai make Artists In Residency shortlist

The Africa Centre announced its nominees for several residencies for many African artists for the Artists In Residency program. In literature, they have nominated Zimbabweans Novuyo Tshuma, Percy Zvomuya and Joyce Jenje Makwenda as well as Egyptian Amira Hanafi, Kenyan Kiprop Kimutai and South African Zinaid Meeran. The Africa Centre is an organisation whose core […]

Five poets for Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency
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Five poets for Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency

Five poets all from Nigeria will be attending the Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency. They are Lydia Ibinike Osinowo, Winifred Binogun, Akwu Sunday Victor, Minalisa Chiamaka and Stanley Princewill McDaniels. The Ibadan Poetry Foundation has announced the recipients of the residency in Ibadan (Oyo State) which will begin in late November. The five were selected […]

Three Nigerian writers for Ebedi International Residency 2016 September
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Three Nigerian writers for Ebedi International Residency 2016 September

Ehizogie Iyeoma, Ikechukwu Nwaogu and Servio Gbadamosi are the three Nigerian writers who just arrived in Iseyin, Oyo State for the six weeks September to October 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Residency Program. Ehizogie Iyeoman from Edo State has been described as a talented, young and energetic poet with the mastery of language and […]

Residencies galore: Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
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Residencies galore: Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

African writers like Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and others are currently either in the middle of or headed to residencies galore. “Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a […]