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CANEX Book Factory Announces Call for Its Creative Writing Workshop

CANEX Book Factory Announces Call for Its Creative Writing Workshop

Canex Book Factory Announces Call for Its Creative Writing Workshop| Afrocritik

The submission window will be open from 15–30 June 2024.

By Hope Ibiale

Africa Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) has put out a call for prose writers of African and Caribbean descent to participate in the CANEX Book Factory Creative Writing Workshop. 

CANEX will collaborate with the James and Grace Adichie Foundation and Narrative Landscape Press Limited to provide this workshop that is dedicated to the art of prose. The submission window for the workshop will be open from 15–30 June 2024.

Speakers of all six official languages of the African Union — Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Kiswahili — can apply to attend, as comprehensive translation services will be provided to all attendees.

Canex Book Factory Announces Call for Its Creative Writing Workshop| Afrocritik

The workshop will unfold over ten days in Aburi, Ghana. As part of the larger CANEX Book Factory initiative, which is dedicated to highlighting the book value chain in Africa, the workshop will support and develop literary talent within Africa and its diaspora.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, globally acclaimed author, will lead a team of writers who will facilitate the workshop, alongside legal and business professionals who will provide valuable insights into the legal and commercial aspects of the writing profession. Workshop participants will have the chance to contribute to an anthology of writing that will be published after the workshop.

Submissions Guideline

Interested writers should submit a 250–500-word prose sample and evidence of nationality (national ID card or travel passport data page) of an eligible country. Submissions will be collected through an online form available on the canex.africa website: https://canex.africa/canex-writing-workshop. To be eligible to apply, the candidates must be from an African Union member country or territory, and a citizen of a member country of CARICOM.

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