Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Chinua Achebe Centre for African Writers and Artists

I’ve been selected as an Achebe Center Fellow of Bard College. Other fellows who have been recipient of this award include Teju Cole, Igoni Barrett, Iheoma Nwachukwu, Olujide Adebayo-Begun, Waigwa Ndiangui, and others. This fellowship carries with it support for the creation of new work, and the Achebe Center will be organizing a writing residency for me.

The Chinua Achebe Centre for African Writers and Artists was established in 2005 to further the legacy of Chinua Achebe, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature—Dr. Jesse Shipley was its founding director. The centre seeks to create dynamic projects for the most talented of a new generation of writers and artists of African origin, wherever they may be. 

The centre, based at Bard College, operates all over the continent of Africa, all over the world when necessary, always looking for new literary adventures, always creating exciting possibilities, always driven to create new platforms and interactions for exciting writers and artists to collaborate and produce.

Learn more about the centre here:


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