African Writer's Residency Award

This award in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut offers a two month international working stay at the Foundation to writers of contemporary African literature, who are related to or engaging with contemporary themes and concerns of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Chika Unigwe has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Sylt Foundation African Writer’s Residency Award. Unigwe from Nigeria is the recipient of the Residency Award which she’ll take up at the Sylt Foundation’s headquarters within the next few months. This new residency opportunity is to be awarded annually to writers of contemporary African literature. The 5 finalists shortlisted by the three selectors: Indra WussowVeronique Tadjo and renowned literary writer and academic Professor Helon Habila, were all very strong contenders. Unigwe was selected as a worthy recipient of the 2013 Award.