The interview magazine Africa in Dialogue, founded by the Motswana writer Gaamangwe Joy Mogami, is calling for applications to its third bi-annual Internship Program. The Program’s director is the South African poet Nkateko Masinga, who co-won The 2019 Brittle Paper Anniversary Award.

Here is the call below.

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Africa in Dialogue is excited to present the third call for its biannual Internship Program. We are growing and looking for creative individuals who are passionate, knowledgeable and interested in African Storytellers and the art of Interviewing.

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The Internship program is an unpaid six-month learning and curating opportunity set to start on the 1st of May 2020 until the 31st of October 2020.

The available posts for this program are:

  • Contributing Interviewer for Fiction
  • Contributing Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction
  • Contributing Interviewer for Poetry
  • Contributing Editor
  • Social Media Manager

ABOUT OUR INTERVIEWS:

Africa In Dialogue is drawn to creative, original and unpublished interviews no longer than 5000 words. We accept interviews between African interviewers and storytellers. Our definition of an African is an individual who is born in an African country, a citizen of an African Country, or an individual that has at least one parent who is/was an African. An African storyteller is any creative who uses their art-form to tell literary stories. This includes short story writers, novelists, poets, essayist, literary bloggers etc.

We seek to publish interviews that are organic and fluid in nature; the kind that shift and illuminate African realities, narratives and philosophies. We believe that an interview is an art that requires a conscious engagement of both the interviewee and interviewer, and so we love it when interviewers also share their thoughts and reflections.

We are not specific about the subjects or topics within your interviews, as long as they bring insights about Africa and her people. We are looking for diversity, so do check our past interviews, books and issues to see the African storytellers we have already interviewed. While we don’t restrict from interviewing past guests, we do encourage interviews with new guests as there are so many talented  African storytellers who deserve to be celebrated.

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Visit Africa in Dialogue for more information on how to apply.