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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Miles Morland Foundation
2nd Floor, Jubilee House
2 Jubilee Place
+44 (0) 20 7349 1245
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.