Selected Writers for 2013 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

Chimamanda Adichie

In April, Farafina Trust called for entries for the 2013 Farafina Trust creative writing workshop, inviting writers from all over the world to submit their short pieces. From the numerous applicants, twenty-five outstanding writers have been selected to participate in the workshop this year, which will be taught by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Eghosa Imasuen, Binyavanga Wainaina and other writers of note.

The selected writers this year are:

1. Zenique Gardner (USA)
2. Maryam  Shuaib (Minna)
3. Tolu Agunbiade (Ketu)
4. Timendu Aghahowa (Ikeja)
5. Abdulrashid Muhammad (Abuja)
6. Uchenna Ude (Lagos)
7. Udoh Charles Rapulu (Onitsha)
8. Gbolahan Adeola (USA)
9. Lilian Izuorah (Minna)
10. Suleiman Agbonkhianmen ( Lagos)
11. Nicholas Ochiel (Kenya)
12. Yakubu Damilola Daniel (Kwara)
13. Kelechi Njoku (Abuja)
14. Lesley Nneka Arimah (USA)
15. Tajudeen Sagaya (Lagos)
16. Adaora Nwankwo (Onitsha)
17. Chidinma Nnamani (Enugu)
18. Arinze Daniel Ifeakandu (Kano)
19. Okpanachi Eyo Michael (Zaria)
20. Okechukwu Otukwu (Delta)
21. Dami Adeleke (Lagos)
22. Faith Tissa (Anambra)
23. Sifa Asani Gowon (Jos)
24. Efe Paul Azino (Lagos)
25. Aima Ojehomor (PH)

23 thoughts on “Selected Writers for 2013 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

  1. please how can i apply for the farafina trust creative writing workshop this year. this is my first time on this page and i want to be part of it. i am a writer, i started writing since i was 8yrs old. i want to improve and i dont want to miss this opportunity.

  2. Am creative writter, pls can i know how to attend the peak from farafina, i need a mentor. I havwe been a self made motivated writter, without being norished by any pen users, i think it’s the time. Pls help out.

  3. Congratulation 2 those that won.pls ow can i join the workshop?i want 2 improve on my writting skills?

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  5. Wow…..i will become very great through my pen. For sure! What are the secrets of great writers. I think d manual should be printed or better still uploaded so that the message will develope other writers dat were not chosen.

  6. Reblogged this on lastletterfirstword and commented:
    I am extremely honored to be counted among these amazing writers and to be learning under the tutelage of Chimamanda Adichie, Binyavanga Wainaina and our other esteemed teahers. These are the moments when you are affirmed in the work that you do and the choices that you make to pursue your craft. I won’t get to preaching here, will save it for another day. But I am feeling really blessed.

  7. Hello to the writers who are commenting positively and encouraging us who have been selected! Please continue to write and continue to submit. This was my second time applying and one thing we have heard Ms. Chimamanda and her colleagues say over and over is that there are always so many great pieces to choose from, it is often hard for them to choose! It was one of the main reasons why they added five additional spots this year! Keep writing and keep pushing. We who use the pen know how challenging it is to stay motivated and keep submitting. Be encouraged, writer friends and best of luck to you! –Zenique

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  10. Farafina, pls, I have an observation which is “this name, CHIDINMA NNAMANI(Enugu) appeared among the last year shortlisted participants,no2, and this year again, no 17. As you said before that opportunity is given once for others to participate, I crave your indulgence to fall back to your records. Verify the name pls.

  11. I’m very glad to see the list of those who emerged among thousands applicants. Good luck to you all. And please, make judicious use of this workshop.

    May God bless you, Chimamanda for your good work. I pray that God will give strengt. May this vision continue to grow and may you not know any dryness in your life. The favour of God will guarantee you a colourful flight and you will blossom above your mates in Jesus Name.

    As for those who put their energy, no matter how little, to make sure that this vision comes true, may God bless you all.

  12. This is just wonderful. I am very happy for the winners and not without a pinch of envy. I am also particularly joyful that writers are being hosted and “schooled” by some of the very best.

    You will all do well.

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