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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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Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 Winners Announcement

  Morland Writing Scholarships for 2017 The judges met on 4th December to decide on the four new Morland Writing Scholars for 2017. We had a record entry of 550 submissions and a short-list of 21. The standard was so high and the competition so fierce that the judges couldn’t decide on the best four…
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Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 Shortlist

The Miles Morland Foundation is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the twenty-one names, six are from South Africa, four each from Nigeria and Kenya, two from Cameroon and one each from Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Gambia and Botswana. It is always difficult to choose the shortlist. The standard of…
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MMF Creative Writing Workshop

In July 2017 the Miles Morland Foundation held their first creative writing course. 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, the Foundation’s Literary Director, also facilitated several discussions, not least a session on non-fiction…
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Review of MMF Creative Writing Course

Below is a review written by one of our workshop participants, Gloria Mwaniga: Writers and Literary Workshops in Africa: Gloria Mwaniga Minage
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Announcement of 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships Awards

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entries on Friday 30th June. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 31st October 2017. Please see our under Morland Writing Scholarships the tab marked Entry Requirements and FAQs. ​ Last year we were delighted with…
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Scholarship Winners

Over the past two years it has supported literary festivals in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Somaliland; cultural initiatives in east, west, central and southern Africa; London’s Film Africa festival, the Caine Prize for African Writing, several African educational initiatives and the new Rhodes scholarships for Africans. The Foundation runs a yearly African writing scholarship scheme,…
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Announcement of 2016 Morland Writing Scholarship Winners

Morland Writing Scholarships 2016 We have four brilliant new winners of Morland Writing Scholarships: · Abdul Adan – Somalia · Ayesha Harruna Attah – Ghana · Lidudumalingani Mqombothi – South Africa · Nneoma Ike-Njoku – Nigeria The three fiction winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year off to…
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Morland Writing Scholarship – 2016 Shortlist

The Miles Morland Foundation is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Morland Writing Scholarships. This year, Nigerians have dominated the list. Of the twenty-two names, eleven are from Nigeria, three from South Africa, two each from Somalia, Kenya and Zimbabwe, and one each from Gambia and Ghana. Miles Morland said, “The standard of…
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Mozambique Film Festival

YouTube channel documenting the work of the Mozambique Film Festival and Ethale publishing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTfWH8P1L0Gom-3R12gBww
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Storymoja 2016

An article on Storymoja 2016 in the Nairobi Star: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/06/25/literature-why-nairobi-will-miss-storymoja-festival_c1374822 
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Tony Mochama interview

An article on 2013 Morland Writing Scholar, Tony Mochama, in the Daily Nation, July 2016: ​ http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/weekend/Time-to-write-to-the-heart-of-the-country/-/1220/3296510/-/54gka4z/-/index.html
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Lidudumalingani Mqombothi interview

An interesting interview with Caine Prize winner and one of our scholars from 2016, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi. Good to see both Saraba and Short Story Day Africa, both organisations the MMF support, mentioned. ​ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/10/prize-winning-caine-prize-african-author-writers-must-diversify-to-survive?CMP=share_btn_fb 
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New African article

A great article by the New African on the state of play for the new generation of African Writers. It’s heartening to see that the MMF support nearly every festival/organisation referenced: ​ newafricanmagazine.com/africa-writes-next-generation-state-play/?platform=hootsuite
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Announcement of 2015 Morland Writing Scholarship Awards

​ ​ Announcement of 2015 Morland Writing Scholarship Awards The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarships. The winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year to write a book. This year for the first time we gave in addition two…
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Ba re e ne re, 2015

Youtube video documenting the events of Ba re e ne re literary festival in Lesotho, December 2015:
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Hargeysa International Book Fair featured in Quartz Africa

Brilliant coverage of Hargeysa International Book Fair in Quartz Africa, July 2013: ​ Somalia’s nascent love affair with books is blossoming as safety returns to the country
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Miles Morland Foundation
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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.