February 8, 2023

The announcement of this year’s Miles Morland scholars will be made on November 24th, 2022.

By Editor

The shortlist for the 2022 Miles Morland Scholarship has been announced. This year’s shortlist was drawn from a pool of over 500 entries from published authors.

The Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to four to six African writers to assist them in writing a fiction or non-fiction book in the English language. The award was established in 2013 by British philanthropist, Miles Morland.

This year’s judges were Muthoni Garland (chair), Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and Chuma Nwokolo. 

The shortlisted authors are as follows:

Aba Asibon (Ghana)

Tarfa Benson (Nigeria)

Joshua Chizoma (Nigeria)

Eguono Edafioka (Nigeria)

Ibrahim Ibrahim (Nigeria)

Hymar Idibie (Nigeria)

Amanda Ilozumba (Nigeria)

Mubanga Kalimamukwento (Zambia)

Muhammad L. Kejera (Gambia)

Kiprop Kimutai (Kenya)

Neema Komba (Tanzania)

Wesley Macheso (Malawi)

Keletso Mopai (South Africa)

Chido Muchemwa (Zimbabwe)

Wairimũ Mũrĩithi (Kenya)

Mphuthumi Ntabeni (South Africa)

Chika Oduah (Nigeria)

Lanre Otaiku (Nigeria)

Obinna Udenwe (Nigeria)

The announcement of this year’s Miles Morland scholars will be made on November 24th, 2022.

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