The The Miles Morland Foundation has announced 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’ the foundation announced.
The foundation offers a scholarship £ 18000 to fiction writer ,the sum is released over course of 12 months, and £27,000 to non-fiction writer over the course eighteen months, in case they need to carry additional research.
The foundation on announced that nearly 550 applications were received this year from 27 countries. Morland Foundation noted that the standard of entries was the highest yet. The proposals, both fiction and non-fiction, were incredibly rich and diverse and the quality of writing extremely impressive.
Below is the shortlist of 20:
- Heran Abate – Ethiopia.
- Pwaangulongii Dauod – Nigeria.
- Edwige Dro – Cote D’Ivoire.
- Dare Segun Falowo – Nigeria.
- Muthoni Gichuru – Kenya.
- Shubnum Khan – South Africa.
- Jacqui L’Ange – South Africa.
- Idza Luhumyo – Kenya.
- Sibabalwe Masinyana – South Africa.
- Marcelle Mateki Akita – Ghana.
- Howard Me-Bug – Cameroon.
- Pulane Mpondo – South Africa.
- Wairimu Muriithi – Kenya.
- Siphiwe Ndlovu – Zimbabwe.
- Olufunke Ogundimu – Nigeria.
- Makena Onjerika – Kenya.
- Mary Ononokpono – Nigeria.
- Yovanka Paquete Perdigao – Guinea.
- Hassan Santur – Somalia.
- Kola Tubosun – Nigeria
On November 26th ,a panel of judges will meet to select the 2018 scholars. The panel will be composed Ellah Wakatama Allfrey from Zimbabwe as the chair, Femi Terry from Sierra Leone as assistant chair , and Muthoni Garland from Kenya. Their names will be announced shortly after November 26, 2018.
Miles Moorland be launching another set of scholarships next year.