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Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 Winners Announcement

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  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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Nneoma Ike-Njoku (2016)

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Nneoma Ike-Njoku is a Nigerian writer living in New Mexico. She is a recipient of the 2015 Awele Creative Trust Award and an alumna of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, and was longlisted for the Golden Baobab Prize in 2013. She is in her final year at St. John’s College, where she studies French,…

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Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (2016)

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The novel is titled Let Your Children Name Themselves. The novel is told in three narrative voices, the dominant being a homosexual boy growing up in a village and the other two being the mother and the father. The reader finds the boy, named Babini, at adolescence, just as he is about to come to…

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Ayesha Harruna Attah (2016)

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Ayesha Harruna Attah was born in Accra, Ghana. She attended Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and New York University. The author of three novels, Harmattan Rain, Saturday’s Shadows, and the forthcoming One Hundred Wells, she was a 2014 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and Instituto Sacatar Fellow. Her writing has appeared in the…

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Abdul Adan (2016)

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Abdul Adan was born in Somalia, and grew up in the Somali-inhabited northern Kenya. In 2006, he immigrated to the United States and studied English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. His first short story was published by African-Writing in 2010. Other stories have since appeared in Kwani?, SCARF, Jungle Jim, Okike, Arab World…

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Noo Saro-Wiwa (2015)

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Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and raised in England. She attended King’s College London and Columbia University in New York. Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (Granta, 2012) is her first book. It was selected as BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in 2012, and was named The Sunday Times Travel…

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Bolaji Odofin (2015)

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Bolaji Odofin is a Nigerian writer and journalist. Having completed the novel Tiger In The Sand, she will be writing Ye Gods during her MMF scholarship year. The novel will take the existence and validity of African gods for granted, and narrate events from their perspective. Its central protagonist is a cynical, much put-upon African…

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Fatin Abbas (2015)

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Fatin Abbas was born in Khartoum and grew up in New York. She gained a BA in English from Downing College, the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. She is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Hunter College, CUNY. Her fiction has appeared in Freeman’s,…

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Karen Jennings (2015)

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Karen Jennings is a South African author. In September 2015 she moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil with her Brazilian husband. Karen holds Masters’ degrees in both English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. In early 2015 she was awarded a PhD in English Literature from the University of KwaZulu-Natal – part…

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Akwaeke Emezi (2015)

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Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo/Tamil writer and filmmaker born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria. She was recently shortlisted for the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize and her work has been published by Commonwealth Writers, Sable Literary Magazine, Specter Magazine, and the 2015 Caine Prize anthology, Lusaka Punk and Other Stories, among others. Akwaeke…

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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.