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Publisher appointed as a judge for writing scholarship

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2008 Fellow, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, who is a leader in the new wave of African publishing houses, has been appointed as one of the judges for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 alongside Muthoni Garland, and Otosirieze Obi-Young.  Bibi is the award-winning co-founder of Cassava Republic Press.

The Morland Writing Scholarship is an award given annually to African writers to enable them to work on a manuscript over a year without worrying about an income.

The scholarship is a project of the Miles Morland Foundation. Writers awarded a fiction scholarship will each receive £18,000, paid over the course of a year, to allow them to take time off to write the book they have proposed. Non-fiction writers may be given £27,000 over the course of eighteen months if they need to do additional research. The panel of judges was announced by the foundation in May 2019.

Bibi has herself won several awards for her disruptive work in publishing, including one by the International Excellence Awards 2018 in conjunction with The Publishers Association in London for Inclusivity in Publishing and the Brittle Papers African Literary Person of the Year.

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