This September, Rwanda-based publisher Huza Press is collaborating with the Goethe Institute-Kigali to host a four-week residency in Kigali. The residency is open to up to two writers (one based in Africa and one German-speaking writer based anywhere in the world), over 18 years old, and seeking to complete or make significant progress on a novel manuscript. To clarify, writers from any African country, with the exception of Rwanda, are legible to apply.  Accommodation, transportation, and visa fees will be covered for the selected writers.

The theme of the residency is “Writing Gender.” The organizers seek to highlight “literature as a space for opening up conversations about gender, its modes of construction, histories, representation and relationality to power.”

Application and inquiries should be sent to [email protected].

Deadline: Wednesday, 16th May 2021.

Go here for detailed guidelines and application requirements.