Huza Press and Goethe-Institut Kigali are collaborating to provide a four-week writers’ residency in Kigali (Rwanda) in September 2021. The purpose of this residency is to support writers as they complete or make significant advances with a work-in-progress novel manuscript. The organisers are particularly passionate about literature as a space for opening up conversations about gender, its modes of construction, histories, representation and relationality to power: the theme of this residency is therefore writing gender.
- This writers’ residency will be awarded jointly to two writers: one writer based in Africa and one German-speaking writer. Both writers will stay in Kigali for four weeks.
- During their stay, the writers will have space to work on their writing, have literary exchange with each other and introduce their writing to a local audience.
- Transportation costs (a return economy flight ticket from home to Kigali) and visa fees will be covered.
- Accommodation during the four-week stay will be provided.
- Each writer will receive a grant of 2000 Euro for the residency period (inclusive of a per diem and private transport) paid in place in two installments.
- Working languages for 2021 are English and German.
- Writers over 18 years old.
- Writers from African countries (except Rwanda) and German-speaking countries.
- Writers who have at least one published text, either with a publisher, in a literary magazine or in a newspaper. Self-published work will not be considered.
- Writers working on a novel (fiction) manuscript that explores gender and its constructions.
- Writers who are available for four weeks in September 2021.