Morland Writing Scholarships Shortlist Announcement 2021

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Morland Writing Scholarships.

This year we received 572 applications from across the continent. Selecting the shortlist is always a hard task. Remember, all 572 submissions come from published authors. The 23 people who make up our short list were judged on literary merit. For the final decision our three judges will also take their book proposals into consideration.

Miles Morland commented, “Our sole objective is to see world-class books written by African writers. Every one of our short list is capable of great work. The judges will find it hard to select the four Scholars. This year Nigeria has excelled itself with nine entries on the short list of 23 followed by South Africa with four. The short list was fifteen women and eight men. We were delighted to have had entries from over twenty-five countries. This year’s Nobel Prize for literature went to a great African writer. African writing is claiming its place on the world stage.”

The judges, with Muthoni Garland in the chair, assisted by Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Chuma Nwokolo will meet on 23rd November to select the 2021 Scholars. Their names will be announced soon afterwards.

Morland Writing Scholarship Shortlist 2021

Ope Adedeji (Nigeria)

Caleb Ajinomoh (Nigeria)

Olakitan Aladesuyi (Nigeria)

Ivana Amy Akotowaa Ofori (Ghana)

Alithnayn Abdulkareem (Nigeria)

Harriet Anena (Uganda)

Asiya Gaildon (Somalia)

Alice Gichuru (Kenya)

Tamantha Hammerschlag (South Africa)

Ilze Hugo (South Africa)

Abubakar Ibrahim (Nigeria)

Anietie Isong (Nigeria)

Mubanga Kalimamukwento (Zambia)

Bwanga Kapumpa (Zambia)

Refilwe Mathapelo Mofokeng (South Africa)

Gothataone Moeng (Botswana)

Helen Moffett (South Africa)

Tinashe Mushakavanhu (Botswana)

Rémy Ngamije (Namibia)

Sukoluhle Nyathi (Zimbabawe)

Edwin Okolo (Nigeria)

Lekan Olanrewaju (Nigeria)

Ife Olatona (Nigeria)

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