3 May 2016
Pemi was the 2015 winner of the Writivism Short Story Prize for her story titled, ‘Caterer, Caterer’. But before that, she has written for a number of literary journals and websites. She is also an architect and a photographer. She will be attending a 30-day writing fellowship at the University of Stellenbosch following her win at the 2015 Writivism Short Story prize.
A University of Ibadan medical student, Ojuolape was the winner of the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Fiction for her story titled, ‘Gone’. While she writes occasionally and as at when the muse hits, there is no doubt that readers should expect more from Ojuolape in the nearest future.
Lesley Nneka Arimah
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK but moved to Minnesota, USA from Nigeria in her early teens. Her work explores human realities with a captivating viewpoint earning her praise as a master of the short story. She was the winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa for her story, ‘Light’. She has two forthcoming works: WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY (story collection) and THE CHILDREN OF BONES (novel).
A participant at the 2015 Farafina Trust Creative Writing workshop, Keside’s writing reads almost the same way his protege, Chimamanda Adichie’s does. His works and pieces are crafted with such delicate storytelling that weaves and bends its way into the characters and out to the reader’s heart. He is yet to publish but it is clear that when he does, we will all be ready to soak in the stories he has created.
Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo/Tamil writer and filmmaker based in liminal spaces. She was born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria. In 2015, Akwaeke was awarded a Morland Writing Scholarship and shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize. She was also a participant at the Farafina Trust Creative Writing workshop. Her short stories have featured in various literary magazines and journals including Commonwealth Writers and the 2015 Caine Prize Anthology. She is currently working on finishing her first novel.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
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