African Institute accepts applicants for 2024 writers fellowship

THE African Institute is accepting applications for its third cohort of Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship for the 2024 academic year.

The residency programme is created in honour of the late Nigerian Professor Tejumola Olaniyan and his remarkable intellectual legacy in African literature and critical theory.

Opened to creative writers, including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters from Africa; applicants are to submit a proposed project related to Africa and the African diaspora.

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The proposed project can be in Arabic or English (other languages will be considered).

Three recipients will be chosen based on the quality of their proposal and the demonstrated feasibility of completion within the timeframe of the residency.

Applicants must include a CV/résumé, a two-page narrative of the project to be undertaken during the residency period, its significance, a proposed completion date and a sample of published or unpublished writings in their applications.



    Successful recipients will have the opportunity to publish their texts through The Africa Institute’s publications program, receive a AED45,000 grant as well as travel to Sharjah, UAE, for a period of three months to complete their work.

    The programme begins in the fall.

    Interested persons can apply here.

    The deadline for application is June 1.

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