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:
Ellah Allfrey: from Zimbabwe, is an independent editor, critic and broadcaster. She was previously Deputy Editor of Granta magazine and has worked at Jonathan Cape, Random House and Penguin. She sits on the board of the Writers’ Centre, Norwich, and is Deputy Chair of the Council of the Caine Prize. Ms Allfrey is the Chair of the Judges Panel.
Olufemi Terry: born in Sierra Leone, was the winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African Literature with his story, Stick-fighting Days.
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.
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