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Chimamanda Adichie and participants from the class of 2015

If you were selected to attend the 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, you probably spent the weekend celebrating. Congratulations!

For a preview of the amazing experience you’re about to have, check out all the fun photos from last year’s workshop HERE. Read Eloghosa Osunde’s and Akwaeke Emezi’s post-workshop memoirs here and here.

In April, we announced that entries were open for the workshop [here]. Two days ago, the list of selected participants was posted on Fafafina’s website. The workshop organizers also announced a June 21st start date. The workshop ends on July 1 with a closing event that is open to the public.

In the past few years, young writers have come to see the workshop as a way to get a head start on the literary profession. It offers a 10-day writing-intensive retreat under the tutelage of Chimamanda Adiche and other high-profile writers from the literary community.

Congrats to everyone who made the list. We wish all the best!

List of Selected Participants:

1. Chisom Sunny-Eduputa
2. Akintunde Aiki
3. Pamela Naaki Tetteh
4. Ige Abimbola
5. Chinaza Attama
6. Miracle Adebayo
7. Lesley Agams
8. Ama Diaka
9. Munachim Amah
10. Osayuware Obaigbo
11. Grace Saleh
12. Fatima Mohammed
13. Olakunle Ologunro
14. Chioma Okolo
15. Tobore Ovuorie
16. Amy Woluchem
17. Aishat Abiri
18. Funmi Unuajefe
19. Ifeoluwa Nihinlola
20. Onwuasoanya Chika
21. Nnamdi Anyadu
22. Umar Turaki
23. Nneoma Ike-Njoku
24. Chinaza Ezeoke

 

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Post image by Eloghosa Osunde [@theforgetterseye]

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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