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.