Morland Scholarship Winners

Sarah Uheida
2020 Winners

Sarah Uheida

Bio: Sarah Uheida is 22 years old Libyan poet and experimental memoirist who received her Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and Psychology from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. At the age of 13, Sarah and her family escaped the Libyan civil war and immigrated to South Africa where she is still currently residing. She was

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Olwiri Oduor
2020 Winners

Okwiri Oduor

Okwiri Oduor was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Her short story My Father’s Head won the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing as well as the 2013 Short Story Day Africa’s Feast, Famine and Potluck story contest. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her short story, Mbiu Dash, is forthcoming from Granta. Okwiri was a 2014 fellow

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2020 Winners

Kobina Ankomah Graham

Kobina Ankomah-Graham is a Ghanaian lecturer, writer and DJ who is passionately curious about African arts, counterculture and digital media. A finalist in the 2008 John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition, his opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The Guardian, while his short stories have been published in Litro and the Writers Project

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2020 Winners

Howard Meh-Buh

Bio Howard Meh-Buh Maximus is a Cameroonian writer and scientist. His works have appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines, including The Africa Report, and Catapult. He is an Ebedi writers residency alumnus, a PhD drop out, and a staff writer for Bakwa Magazine. Synopsis Bon Blanc follows the lives of four friends in

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2019 Winners

Nnamdi Oguike

Nnamdi Oguike is a Nigerian writer. He was selected as The Missing Slate’s Author of the Month for March 2016. His story ‘Easter in Jungle City’ won the first runner-up prize in the Africa Book Club Short Story Competition in April 2015 while ‘I’m Wearing a Wine-Red Smoking Jacket, How about You?’ was on the final list

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2019 Winners

Hawa Jande Golakai

BIO: Hawa Jande Golakai was born in Germany, but spent her lively childhood in Liberia until the 1990 civil war. She has lived and worked in several African countries.   Hawa is a medical scientist by training but now works as a writer and educator. She writes crime and speculative fiction (fantasy, jujuism, science fiction, horror).

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Gloria Mwaniga Odari
2019 Winners

Gloria Mwaniga Odari

Where the Bougainvillea Blossoms On the eve of the year 2000, members of a religious sect congregated in a mabati church in Kakamega awaiting the rapture. At the stroke of midnight, they are to climb a huge tree at the centre of the compound and jump: to be received by angels. After a few of them jump off

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Morland Writing Scholarship Winners 2019

Morland Writing Scholarships for 2019 The judges met yesterday to decide on the four new Morland Writing Scholars for 2019. This was another record year for entries with almost 700 submissions. The 2019 Morland Writing Scholars are: Gloria Mwaniga Odari – Kenya Hawa Jande Golakai – Liberia Nnamdi Oguike – Nigeria Parselelo ole Kantai –

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2018 Winners

Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

The Murder of Emil Coetzee On the eve of his country’s independence a plan is put in motion to make Emil Coetzee’s suicide look like a murder. However, instead of a suicide being made to look like a murder, a murder is committed and made to look like a suicide. Who would want to kill Emil Coetzee

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2018 Winners

Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana

Abdul-Malik Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana will write a speculative novel based on his 2013 short story, ‘The House of The Apostate.’ The novel will narrate the same Muslim couple’s struggles with religious belief, and it will be set in a future Cape Town floundering from the effects of climate change. Minhaj, a banker, and Jaanaan, a

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2018 Winners

Edwige Renee Dro

Edwige Renée Dro is a writer from Côte d’Ivoire. Also a translator and a literary activist, she is the co-founder of Abidjan Lit, a Collectif of literature lovers seeking to take over Abidjan with literature. Renée’s writings have been published in various magazines like Prufrock, Popula or This is Africa. She is currently writing a biographic novel of Marie Séry Koré,

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2018 Winners

Kola Tubosun

Kọla Túbọsún is a Nigerian linguist, editor, travel writer, and scholar. His works have been published in African Writer, Aké Review, Brittle Paper, International Literary Quarterly, Jalada, Popula, Saraba Magazine, etc. In 2016, he became the first African to be given the Premio Ostana, a prize given for work in indigenous language advocacy. Tubosun is the

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Winners (2017)

F.T.Kola (2017)

F.T. Kola was born in South Africa and grew up in Australia, living in the UK and USA as an adult. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Caine Prize. My novel is best described as a coming-of-age

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Winners (2017)

Eloghosa Osunde (2017)

Eloghosa Osunde is a Nigerian writer and visual artist whose work revolves around mental health, sexuality and the psychology of identity and interpersonal intimacies. She is an alumna of the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop. Following the workshop, her selection of vignettes ‘Shapes’ was edited and published online by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her short memoir ‘Don’t Let It Bury You’ has also been published

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Winners (2017)

Bryony Rheam (2017)

Bryony Rheam is an author and teacher who lives in Bulawayo with her partner and their two children. She has had ten short stories published in various anthologies and, in 2009, her debut novel, This September Sun, was published. It won Best First Book at the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2010, is a

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Winners (2017)

Elnathan John (2017)

A Concubine and a Slave Set in the Ningi mountains (in what is now Bauchi State in northern Nigerian) between 1847 and 1903, A Concubine and a Slave examines the intersection between the lives of a woman who escaped the orthodoxy of the Sokoto Caliphate after becoming the ‘concubine’ to an emir and that of

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