The Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship 2022 Shortlist

I am very excited to share that I was shortlisted for the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship for a novel proposal. MMF offers writing scholarships to African writers. It's such a great honor to be the only Tanzanian on the list this year. I think it might also be the first time a Tanzanian has been shortlisted for this scholarship.  Is this the Gurnah effect? Anyway, I am so excited to make it this far, and I hope and pray that I go further in the selection process. 

The future of African Literature: Panel discussion at African Writers Conference in Dar es Salaam

I was fortunate to moderate a panel discussion during the African Writers Confrenrence on October 9, 2021, held at the University of Dar es Salaam Library. The panel featured Dr. Neema Laizer from the University of Dar es Salaam, Princely Glorious from Ona Stories, and Hermes Salla from Africa Proper Education Network/ Elite Bookstores. The theme of the discussion was: the future of African Literature. 

Tanzania election results - interview with Tundu Lissu and others

Macho, macho man: A toxic form of masculinity has infected politics in Tanzania. Democracy is on the line

Review of Mektildis Kapinga, a silent hero

Interviews, Podcasts and Appearances

Five questions with Neema Komba on writing.

Silence speaks volumes: Tanzanian artists and musicians are facing government censorship in a country where 64 new restrictions have just been introduced

5 African Short Stories to Read Online

Graduate Experience Rebuilds Confidence of Tanzanian Poet, Entrepreneur

Winning the main Etisalat Prize for Literature will be amazing – Neema Komba

A conversation with Neema Komba

This is Africa articles by Neema

Vijana FM articles by Neema Komba

Five Questions with Neema Komba

Woman Scream 2014 in Tanzania

Dancing with Angelique Kidjo, Theatrical Performances & Celebration as the Etisalat Prize for Literature Winner is Announced!

Neema Komba Ashinda Tuzo ya Uandishi

I Make Soap for A Living –  Etisalat Prize Winner Declares