Rotimi Babatunde’s stories and poems have been published and translated widely. His story “Bombay’s Republic” was awarded the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing. “The Collected Tricks of Houdini” was longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times/EFG Award, the largest prize for short fiction in the world. His plays have been performed in Europe, Africa and North America. Rotimi Babatunde is a recipient of fellowships from Ledig House, New York; the Bellagio Centre, Italy; and the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, among others. He lives in Nigeria.
Minage Gloria Mwaniga
Minage Gloria Mwaniga is a Kenyan writer and High School teacher who regularly contributes literary articles to The Saturday Nation and the East African newspapers. She has authored a number of children’s books with Moran Publishers and Longhorn Publishers and has served as national coordinator of AMKA space for Women writers.
Gloria is a 2017 Ebedi International Residency Fellow and a Summer Literary Seminar (SLS) Nairobi Workshop Attendee. She has been shortlisted for Writivism Short story competition and the Morland Writing Scholarship. Gloria’s work has appeared in the Johannesburg Review of Books, Ebedi Review, Munyori Literary Journal, Praxis Magazine, Fresh Paint Anthology and Sundown Anthology. Gloria is represented by Storm Literary Agency and is currently working on a couple of children’s books and a young adult novel.
Stanley Onjezani Kenani
Stanley Onjezani Kenani is a writer from Malawi. He has been shortlisted twice for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In 2014, he was named among 39 most promising African writers under the age of 40. He currently lives in France.