The Flame Tree Writers’ Project Unveils Participants for Maiden Workshop

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The project expressly aims at ensuring a balanced mix of participants in terms of gender, geography, and identity to represent the diversity of Northern Nigeria. On that note, here are participants in no particular order:

  • Saeed Muhammad Lawan
  • Hadiya Tilde
  • • Gbemisola Nafisat Ibrahim
  • Abdrrazaq Salihu
  • Yasmin Musa Bawa
  • Shedrach Opeyemi Akanbi
  • Ameh Odachi
  • Adamu Ahmadu
  • Hussaini Abdulrahim
  • Safiyya Usman Bello
  • Msendoo Rachel Tarter
  • Alewa Jonathan David
  • Mansura Baba Ahmed
  • Salamatu Suleiman Usman
  • Shukura Hadiza Adamu
  • Judith Maikaho
  • Hauwa Sule Ize
  • Abdulbasit Abubakar Adamu
  • Zainab Abubakar
  • Tanimu Ahmad Mubarak

The project will support emerging Nigerian writers in the craft of creative writing as a critical tool to explore the present social realities and imagine the future that would help to advance a more democratic, peaceful, gender-equitable and socially just Northern Nigeria.

The applicants will be invited to a five-day workshop and mentorship programme in Abuja, which will equally help them explore available options in publishing. It will also offer them a vehicle to disseminate new ideas through stories to broad audiences. 

The workshop will be held between 23 June and 29 June 2024, and participants will receive expert guidance from two NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature winners and more in writing a short story suitable for publication in an anthology of new writing from Northern Nigeria.

Congratulations to the chosen ones!

Read our past article on the project here.

Bongiwe T. Maphosa

Bongiwe T. Maphosa

Bongiwe Maphosa is a budding author with a passion for storytelling. With her thought-provoking narratives, she takes her readers on a literary adventure. Bongiwe's works on the human condition from a fresh perspective have earned her recognition and publications in the Avbob Poetry Anthology of 2019, The Writer's Club of South Africa 2021, and JAY Lit in 2021. She hopes to cement her place in the literary community.