Africa Institute 2024 Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship - Keepswiki

Africa Institute 2024 Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship

The Africa Institute, under its African Languages and Translation Program, is excited to announce the opening of applications for the third cohort of the Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship for the academic year 2024. This prestigious residency program pays tribute to the late Nigerian Professor Tejumola Olaniyan and his profound contributions to African literature and critical theory.


The fellowship offers aspiring writers a unique opportunity to have their works published through The Africa Institute’s renowned publications program. Additionally, projects focusing on theatre and film scripts will receive support for publication or assistance in bringing them to life through productions. Applicants, including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets, and scriptwriters connected to Africa and the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply for a grant of 45,000 AED. Recipients will be invited to Sharjah, UAE for a three-month residency to work on their projects, with the cohort typically commencing in the fall of each year.

To apply, interested individuals should submit their CV/résumé, a two-page project narrative outlining its significance and proposed completion date, as well as a sample of their writings (published or unpublished) by June 1, 2024. The selection process involves the review of applications by a committee of esteemed writers, with three recipients chosen based on the quality and feasibility of their proposals. To submit applications, compile the required documents into a single PDF named in the specified format and email it to [email protected]. For further information, please visit the Africa Institute website.

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