Lagos - NoViolet Bulawayo, who one the first winners the Etisalat Prize for Literature, has given the fellowship attached to her winning to the runner-up, Yewande Omotoso.
The author of ‘We Need New Names’ Bulawayo said that her prior commitment to a fellowship at Stanford University will not allow her to take advantage of the Etisalat Fellowship.
The Etisalat Fellowship is a unique £10 000 fellowship given to the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature lasting four months in the UK, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of the Last King of Scotland.
The fellow will take residency at the University of East Anglia joining members of the school of literature, drama and creative writing.
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