- 2016/2017 apexart New York City (NYC) Fellow
- 2014 Winner Burt Award for African Literature, Kenya Chapter
- 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing nominee
- Ist Prize, Adult Fiction Category – NBDCK Literary Awards, September 2008 Book Week
African Writer's Residency Award (AWRA) 2016
- Written by Moraa Gitaa
Created: 19 April 2016
This year the Sylt Foundation is collaborating with the Goethe Institut in offering the African Literary Writer's Residency Award.
The Sylt Foundation is calling for writers of contemporary African literature to apply for the two months African Writer´s Award, offered as part of the Sylt Foundation Residency Programme.
The African Writer´s Residency is awarded anually and offers an Award of a two months residency to writers of African literature, whose work engages with contemporary themes related to Africa and the African diaspora. The Award is open to published and not self-published writers of poetry, prose, plays and novels by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language or translated into the English language.
The winner will be selected by an experienced and credible selection panel of literary professionals.
The contemporary African writer who wins the award is expected to work on or complete a writing project he/she proposed in her/his application. The residency aims to provide an opportunity for the writer to develop ideas and to do research related to the project.
Previous winners were Ugandan author Mildred Barya in 2015, Ghanian-UK author Nii Parkes in 2014 and Nigerian-Dutch writer Chika Unigwe in 2013.
Deadline for application submission is 6 pm Thursday, 30th May 2016.
More on this link:Call for Applications & Application requirements (pdf)