Nigerians(11) Shortlisted For £18000 in Miles Morland Scholarship

​Nigerians have shown themselves strong as 11 of them were shortlisted in Miles Morland Foundation. They were the top ranking country as 11 out of the 22 shortlisted were Nigerians. Infact South African which seems to trail after them has 4 people nominated. That is an achievement that can’t be overlook. Despite the hard work to make sure the best people were chosen, the organiser were really impressed by the talents displayed and really commended their effort in making it work. However, they expressed their disappointment in the fact that only one Nonfiction writer was chosen for the competition and they are encouraging writers to tell more of African stories.

In her word, Miles Morland said” Our only disappointment is that, although we had a number of non-fiction submissions, only one made it to the short list. We are actively trying to encourage non-fiction, Africans telling Africa’s story.”

 The decision on who the winner  would be made on 12th December by the carefully selected Judges- Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (from Zimbabwe, who will in the chair),  Femi Terry (from Sierra Leone who will serve as the assistant) and (Muthoni Garland from Kenya). Each of the winner would be given £18000. Find below a list of the shortlisted ones.
Abdul Adan – Somalia

Jekwu Anyaegbuna – Nigeria

Ayesha Harruna Attah – Ghana

Rotimi Babatunde – Nigeria

Dayo Forster – Gambia

Amy Heydenrych – S Africa

Abubakar Ibrahim – Nigeria

Nneoma Ike-Njoku – Nigeria

Julie Iromuanya – Nigeria

Hamse Ismail – Somalia

William Ifeanyi Moore – Nigeria

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi – S Africa

Nick Mulgrew – S Africa

Otosirieze Obi-Young – Nigeria

Okwiri Oduor – Kenya

Adeola Opeyemi – Nigeria

Olawale Olayemi – Nigeria

Troy Onyango – Kenya

Mary Ononokpono – Nigeria

Koye Oyedeji – Nigeria

Bryony Rheam – Zimbabwe

Sandisile Tshuma – Zimbabwe


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