2015 Morland Writing Scholarships

Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid over the course of twelve months. Scholars writing non-fiction will receive a grant of £27,000, paid over the course of eighteen months. Continue reading



Praxis Magazine is calling for submissions from Artists and Writers all over the world. Categories open for submissions are:
  1. Poetry,
  2. Essays on Arts and/or Literature,
  3. Podcast recordings of Spoken Word poetry or Interviews with Artists or Writers, and,
  4. Stories/Poems/Essays written in indigenous African languages (accompanied with English translation).

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JA 04: The Language Issue

Jalada is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its fourth anthology. The anthology will be a celebration of language, featuring fiction, poetry, visual art and various essays on the very subject of Language. Writers are asked to submit original works written in their own languages and provide an accompanying English translation. We also ask writers to feel free to treat Language as a theme, where language can be a character, a topic in a story or even incorporate languages other than English as the theme in the story. Writers may also write in English or various Englishes.

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Writers at War Over 2015 ANA Presidency



Vice President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Denja Abdullahi, and former General Secretary, Baba Dzukogi, are currently at loggerheads over who should be the next President in October, CHUX OHAI writes.
Ever since they joined the Association of Nigerian Authors, Denja Abdullahi and his friend, Baba Dzukogi, worked closely together to achieve common goals. Over the years, their alliance became so formidable and influential that they were, sometimes, described as members of a secret mafia operating within the writers’ body.

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Epiphanies: New Poems by Jumoke Verissimo

Jumoke Verissimo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her first book, I am memory won the AWF/Carlos Idizia Ahmad first book Prize for Poetry 2009, Second Prize, AWF/Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry 2009 and an Honourable Mention in the Association of Nigerian Authors (Poetry) Prize. She has a Masters in African Studies from the University of Ibadan and a BA Literature-in-English from the Lagos State University. She is a recipient of the Chinua Achebe Centre Fellowship. The Birth of Illusion, her second book, will soon be out.

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The Writivism Festival 2015

The Writivism Festival 2015 is scheduled to hold at Makerere University and the National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda from 17th to 21st June 2015. It is part of the annual Writivism cycle that includes workshops, mentoring, publishing, a short story prize and a school programme. As usual, the festival will be hosting some great personalities in the creative industry. Some of them are Mukoma wa Ngugi, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Mehul Gohil, Onyeka Nwelue, Shedrack Chikoti, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Karen Mukwasi and Timothy Kalyegira.

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Apply: British Council Nigeria Creative Hustle Competition 2015- Trip to UK

Deadline: June 22, 2015
Starting June 2nd, 2015, the British Council will accept entries from youths for its#MyCreativeHustle Competition. Your creative hustle should be related to any of the following sectors:
  • Built/Natural Environment including –
  • Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Planning.
  • Visual and Creative Arts – Film, Fashion,
  • Music, Animation; Visual Arts.
  • Business & Management for the Creative
  • Industries including marketing and advertising; media and publicity.

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