“I never knew my not looking like or having the accent of my father’s people would save my life.”
To apply, please email [email protected] by February 28th with the subject line "Black History Scholarship." Please attach a writing sample of any genre or topic (500-2,000) as well as a paragraph explaining how this scholarship would benefit you. Scholarships can be applied to any of our six-week workshops, in-person or online.
TJ Benson is a Nigerian writer and creative photographer whose work has appeared in several online journals like Jalada Africa, Expound and Bakwa magazine, and in print magazines like Transition Magazine and more recently Saraba’s "Transitions" issue. His collection of short stories 'We Won't Fade Into Darkness' just got released in Nigeria by Parresia Publishers. He is a two time writer-in-residence at the Ebedi Writers Residency Nigeria and currently resides in Abuja. He tweets @tjbenson_ and you can follow his work on tj-benson.com