The Caine Prize for African Writing Kicks off 2024 Workshop in Malawi

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The Caine Prize for African Writing has unveiled  its highly anticipated 2024 workshop in Malawi, bringing together a diverse cohort of talented writers from across the continent. Each year a writing workshop is hosted by the Caine Prize in a different African country for writers who have been shortlisted for the Caine Prize, alongside other writers who have gone through the selection process.

In accordance with its mission, the workshop aims to nurture and develop the skills of African writers through intensive sessions and mentorship from accomplished tutors. Among the esteemed tutors guiding the participants are Karen Jennings ( South Africa ) and Femi Kayode ( Nigeria ) in addition to the cohorts.

Meet the Cohort

  1. Cherrie Kandie ( Kenya )
  2. Erica Anyadike ( Tanzania )
  3. Joshua Chizoma ( Nigeria )
  4. Ekemini Pius ( Nigeria )
  5. Beaulah Likambale ( Malawi )
  6. Foster Benjamin ( Malawi )
  7. Yanjanani Banda ( Malawi )
  8. Ndongolera Mwangupili ( Malawi )
  9. Morabo Morojele ( South Africa )
  10. Sibongile Fisher ( South Africa )

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using our annual literary award. In addition to administering the Prize, they work to connect readers with African writers through a series of public events, as well as helping emerging writers in Africa to enter the world of mainstream publishing through the annual Caine Prize writers’ workshop which takes place in a different African country each year.

The workshop, which started on Tuesday, June 18, and ends on Saturday, June 29, 2024 will see the 10 writers producing short stories at the end which will be collated into a Caine Prize anthology alongside five shortlisted stories from this year’s prize.

As the workshop unfolds over the coming days, it’s expected that it will be a fulfilling workshop experience for all writers present there in Malawi.


Bakare Oluwatobiloba

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