We are pleased to announce the final list of selected applicants for the 2019 African Women Writers Workshop due to be held in Ghana.

The quality and sheer volume of applications received was truly amazing, and we thank everyone who put in an application to be part of this wonderful experience. We received over 1,300 applications and it was really tough deciding on the finalists and we couldn’t have done it without the assistance of our partners Femrite and facilitators Yewande Omotoso and Sylvia Vollenhoven.

We are truly sorry if you applied and did not make it this time. We hope you will try again at the next opportunity.

We take this opportunity to congratulate the selected finalists as listed below, as we prepare to welcome them to the workshop in Ghana.

  1. Paula Akugizibwe (Rwanda)
  2. Lydia Ume (Nigeria)
  3. Fatima Derby(Ghana)
  4. Dorcas Tiwaa Addai (Ghana)
  5. Awa Badara Joof (The Gambia)
  6. Anne Waruguru Kiai (Kenya)
  7. Lerato Molisana (Lesotho)
  8. Louise Mutabazi (Rwanda)
  9. Gcotyelwa Jimlongo (South Africa)
  10. Makomborero Muzenda (Zimbabwe)
  11. Musih Tedji (Cameroon)
  12. Shameelah Khan (South Africa)
  13. Sharon Tshipa (Botswana)
  14. Beryl Adhiambo (Kenya)
  15. Ingrid Nayame (Zambia)
  16. Jessica Mandanda (Malawi)
  17. Ndapewoshali Ndahafa(Namibia)
  18. Sophie Efange (Ethiopia)
  19. Bigoa Chuol (South Sudan)
  20. Aminata Sanneh (Gambia)