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Changes to MMF Judging Panel

May 1, 2019

Morland Writing Scholarships – Judges The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce our Judges’ Panel for 2019. This year we have two new faces on the panel of three. It was time to refresh the panel but our decision was made easier by the Caine Prize nicking Ellah Allfrey and Femi Terry. We felt…

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Akwaeke Emezi PEN America finalist

January 29, 2019

We were pleased to see that one of our scholars, Akwaeke Emezi, has been announced as one of the finalists for PEN America this year for her novel, Freshwater. The award honours debut novels written by an American author who has not previously published a full-length work of fiction. The winner will be announced at…

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Morland Writing Scholars listed in top 28 best African reads of 2018

January 17, 2019

Quartz Africa recently published an article listing the 28 best books they’d read in 2018 by African writers. We were delighted to see that Morland writing scholar, Simone Haysom’s, book The Last Words of Rowan du Preez, written during her scholarship year, was one of those chosen. The book is published by Jonathan Ball and…

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Morland Writing Scholarships for 2018

November 27, 2018

Morland Writing Scholarships for 2018 The judges met yesterday to decide on the four new Morland Writing Scholars for 2018 out of a shortlist of twenty. We had slightly in excess of last year’s record entry of 550 submissions. Our 2018 Morland Writing Scholars are: Edwige Renee Dro – Cote d’Ivoire Kola Tubosun – Nigeria…

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Morland Writing Scholarships Shortlist 2018

October 30, 2018

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the twenty names, five are from Nigeria, four from Kenya, four from South Africa and one each from Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Somalia and Zimbabwe. Choosing the shortlist seems to get harder every year. We had fewer…

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Morland Writing Scholarships 2018

June 20, 2018

Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entries on Saturday 30th June. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 30th September. For all information on how to apply, please see the page marked ‘Entry Requirements and FAQs’ on our…

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MMF Creative Writing Workshop Number 2

February 20, 2018

In February 2018 the Miles Morland Foundation held their second creative writing course. Once again, the course was led by Giles Foden, award winning author of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ and Creative Writing Professor at the University of East Anglia. Michela Wrong, journalist, author and MMF consultant, facilitated several discussions, primarily focusing on non-fiction…

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Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 Winners Announcement

December 5, 2017

  Morland Writing Scholarships for 2017 The judges met on 4th December to decide on the four new Morland Writing Scholars for 2017. We had a record entry of 550 submissions and a short-list of 21. The standard was so high and the competition so fierce that the judges couldn’t decide on the best four…

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Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 Shortlist

November 23, 2017

The Miles Morland Foundation is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the twenty-one names, six are from South Africa, four each from Nigeria and Kenya, two from Cameroon and one each from Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Gambia and Botswana. It is always difficult to choose the shortlist. The standard of…

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MMF Creative Writing Workshop

August 24, 2017

In July 2017 the Miles Morland Foundation held their first creative writing course. The course was led by Giles Foden, award winning author of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ and Creative Writing Professor at the University of East Anglia. Michela Wrong, the Foundation’s Literary Director, also facilitated several discussions, not least a session on non-fiction…

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Miles Morland Foundation
2nd Floor, Jubilee House
2 Jubilee Place
London
SW3 3TQ
+44 (0) 20 7349 1245
mmf@milesmorlandfoundation.com
Registered Charity no: 1150755

About Us

The Miles Morland Foundation's main aim is to support entities in Africa which enable Africans to get their voices heard. It is particularly interested in supporting African writing and African literature.