Once the we have reached the closing date and have received all entries for the scholarships, we allocate them to a team of readers, all of whom have knowledge of African literature. The readers then assess and grade the submissions, ultimately producing a long list. This list is then refined by the MMF team, aided by the readers grading, to put together a shortlist of around twenty submissions, from which the judges will decide the winners.
The judging panel consists of:
Muthoni Garland: has published over a dozen books for children, two novellas for adults and several stories published in literary journals in Africa, Europe and the USA. She is also a storyteller and has appeared on stage in Kenya, Italy, USA and the UK. Muthoni is a founder member of the writer’s collective and publishing company - Storymoja - which aggressively promotes the gospel of reading for pleasure. Muthoni is Chair of the judging panel.
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is co-founder and publishing director at Cassava Republic Press.
Chuma Nwokolo, author of The Extinction of Menai, is a writer, lawyer and convener of the Bribecode good governance campaign.
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