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Akwaeke Emezi

Do you need time to finish up a fiction manuscript or to do research for a non-fiction project? Then this award is for you. The Miles Morland Foundation awards African writers a one-year stipend that allows them to make out time to finish a piece of work. Last year, the winners in the fiction category received ₤18,000 while non-fiction writers were awarded £27,000.

One of the 2015 recipients of the award, Akwaeke Emezi, recently announced a book deal with a high-profile publishing house [read here if you missed it]. These kinds of financial awards go a long way towards helping writers make progress with their work.  

Deadline is October 31st. 

Click HERE  for details on how to apply.

Good luck!

[Please Note: Brittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this scholarship, neither do we have a stake in its popularity. Address any inquiry to]



Post image from Akwaeke Emezi’s Instagram page.


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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

3 Responses to “Opportunity for African Writers | Apply for the Morland Writing Scholarship” Subscribe

  1. Dianah 2016/08/03 at 01:24 #

    See why we follow Brittlepaper? Always giving writers the type of information they will appreciate.
    Well done!

  2. Moses 2016/08/25 at 15:36 #

    Hello, am Moses Plangkat. Already got a finished and published book, am i free to still apply please


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