The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship


Akwaeke Emezi PEN America finalist

We were pleased to see that one of our scholars, Akwaeke Emezi, has been announced as one of the finalists for PEN America this year for her novel, Freshwater. The award honours debut novels written by an American author who has not previously published a full-length work of fiction. The winner will be announced at

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Morland Writing Scholars listed in top 28 best African reads of 2018

Quartz Africa recently published an article listing the 28 best books they’d read in 2018 by African writers. We were delighted to see that Morland writing scholar, Simone Haysom’s, book The Last Words of Rowan du Preez, written during her scholarship year, was one of those chosen. The book is published by Jonathan Ball and

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Morland Writing Scholarships for 2018

Morland Writing Scholarships for 2018 The judges met yesterday to decide on the four new Morland Writing Scholars for 2018 out of a shortlist of twenty. We had slightly in excess of last year’s record entry of 550 submissions. Our 2018 Morland Writing Scholars are: Edwige Renee Dro – Cote d’Ivoire Kola Tubosun – Nigeria

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Morland Writing Scholarships Shortlist 2018

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the twenty names, five are from Nigeria, four from Kenya, four from South Africa and one each from Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Somalia and Zimbabwe. Choosing the shortlist seems to get harder every year. We had fewer

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Morland Writing Scholarships 2018

Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entries on Saturday 30th June. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 30th September. For all information on how to apply, please see the page marked ‘Entry Requirements and FAQs’ on our

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MMF Creative Writing Workshop Number 2

In February 2018 the Miles Morland Foundation held their second creative writing course. Once again, the course was led by Giles Foden, award winning author of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ and Creative Writing Professor at the University of East Anglia. Michela Wrong, journalist, author and MMF consultant, facilitated several discussions, primarily focusing on non-fiction

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