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Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 judges announced.

The judges for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 Muthoni Garland, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and Otosirieze Obi-Young were announced today, May 1, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarship, a project of the Miles Morland Foundation, is an award given annually to African writers to enable them to work on a manuscript over a year without worrying about an […]

Education Nigeria

Pemi Aguda is first Writivism Stellenbosch University writing residency recipient

Pemi Aguda is the first recipient of the new residency for African writers announced today by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and South Africa’s Stellenbosch University English department. This new residency for emerging African Writers gets basic funding from the Miles Morland Foundation with the university supporting the programme in kind. Apart from […]

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Morland Writing Scholarship Awards 2015 winners announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has just announced the winners of Morland Writing Scholarships for 2015. The winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year to write a book. This year for the first time there are two non-fiction awards of £27,000 to be paid over a year and a […]

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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 14th by the judges Ellah Allfrey who is chair, Olufemi Terry and Muthoni Garland and announced shortly after. The list features a healthy list of twenty one applicants with seven […]

Festivals Nigeria

Nigerian writers get paid as Ake Festival begins #AkeFest2015

It’s finally here. After months of preparation and all the hype with the tweets and the Facebook posts and the Instagramming and all the rest, the Ake Festival kicked off on Wednesday at the Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. For the first time in its three year history, there was an actual opening […]

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Times up for Miles Morland 2013 scholars: What’s next?

All eyes are now Miles Morland 2013 scholars on Percy Zvomuya, Doreen Baingana and Tony Mochama. After enjoying the prestige of being the first scholars and the attendant goodies that goes with it like, well, the money, and the rest of it the real work begins. In case you have forgotten, Doreen Baingana from Uganda […]


Miles Morland Foundation 2014 scholarships open

Remember a few months ago when Doreen Baingana, Percy Zvomuya and Tony Mochama won a writing scholarship few of us had heard about from the Miles Moreland Foundation? Well you’ll be please to know that the scholarship in question by the Miles Morland Foundation has opened it writers for this year’s edition. The Miles Morland […]