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Four female creatives for Ebedi International Writers Residency

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  • March 1, 2024
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Four female creatives for Ebedi International Writers Residency

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FOUR female writers from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria have arrived Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria for the February/March 2024 edition of Ebedi International Writers Residency. In addition to their individual writing projects, the writers will also mentor secondary school students in Iseyin during their 4-week stay.

The Ebedi International Writers Residency is a private initiative for the free use of writers in need of a conducive environment to complete their ongoing works. Since its establishment in 2010, the facility has hosted 250 writers from 12 African countries.

A statement from the residency said, “The writers’ stay at the residency is being sponsored by Above Whispers Foundation established by the eminent feminist thinker, gender specialist, policy advocate and writer, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi. Adeleye-Fayemi is a long standing friend of Ebedi Writers Residency and we are delighted with this collaboration which has facilitated the sponsorship of female writers in various residences at Ebedi since 2023 till date.”

Adeleye-Fayemi is the author of Speaking above a Whisper (2013), Speaking for Myself (2013), Loud Whispers (2017) and Where is your Wrapper (2020).

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Hembadoon Babatunde (Nigeria) – left; Abundance Amamchukwu (Nigeria); Prof. Mbaiver Nyitse (Nigeria) and Rebecca Abafum (Ghana)

For further enquiries about the residency, send a message to derinjuwon@gmail.com

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