Literary Exchange Project: Call for Applications




Goethe-Institut in  Lagos  and  Yaounde in  collaboration with  Saraba   Magazine  and Bakwa   Magazine   invites  applications  for   participation  in  a  mentored  series  of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction.

Though  Cameroon  and  Nigeria  are  neighbors  and  share a  lot  of  similar  cultural values,  this  potential has  not  been  exploited for  the  collaborative knowledge and advancement of  either country.  Consequently,  though   they   share a  border,  they know  little  or nothing  about  each  other and  hardly  engage  in literary collaborations that  could benefit both  countries.

The  workshop  will  feature  different  stages  of  exchange  in  both   Cameroon  and Nigeria at no expense to the applicant.

The body of the e-mail should contain following:

1. Your Name

2. A short  bio not  more  than  200  words  with  relevant publishing history stating whether you are applying from Nigeria or Cameroon.

3. An unpublished writing sample  of not more  than  700  words  written in English and submitted twice  in .doc format.  One sample  submitted with your  name  on it and the other without.

4. Your availability to  travel between 10th-16th May 2017  and  other dates after being given prior  notice.

Your  sample  of work  must  be  included  as  an  attachment in your  mail. Applications not  following  the  rules  will automatically be  disqualified. The working  language of the workshop is English.

To apply  send  an e-mail  to Your email  subject  should  read

“Application for Literary Exchange 2017”.


Selection process:

Applicants   will  be   selected  by a  jury   appointed  by Goethe-Institut Lagos  and Yaounde. The jury’s decision  will be final and non-appealable.

Deadline  for Submission  is February 28, 2017. Only those  accepted will be notified by  March 10,  2017.  Details  regarding  dates   of  exchange and  meetings will  be communicated upon approval  of your participation.  For further enquiries, contact:





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