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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed among 39 top writers from Africa – Africa 39, April 2014
  • April winner of the Real Wealth & Success for Real People Scholarship, Loral Langemeier Millionaire Maker, April 2014
  • 2012 Finalist, Trust Women Journalist Award, October 2012, Thomson Reuters Foundation and International Herald Tribune
  • London Times 20 women shaping the future of Africa, March 19, 2012
  • 2011-2012 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow, Sept 2011-Mar 2012, Boston and New York, USA.    Read details here
  • Young Achievers Award 2010 –Corporate and Professionals, 3 Dec 2010.     Seee photo gallery
  • Global Press Institute Online Photo Essay Training Award, Oct 2010-March 2011
  • International Writer-in-Residence, Housing Authors and Literature Denmark (H.A.L.D), Viborg, Denmark, July-August 2010.     Read details here
  • Fellow in Transitional Justice in Africa Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa, October-November 2008.    Read details here
  • Scholarship to attend “Crafting Human Security in an Insecure World Conference”, Joan B Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, USA, Sept 2008
  • Post-graduate Merit Award, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa, 2006.
  • Forced Migration Studies Departmental Grant, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2006.
  • Appointed writer-in-residence, Lancaster University and Litfest, Lancaster, UK, January-March 2005
  • Highly Commended for the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, 2004
  • Highly Commended for the Caine Prize for African Writing, 2004
  • Short listed for Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa 2004
  • Africa Regional Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, 2003
  • Thrice selected as fellow on the Crossing Borders an African Writers’ Mentoring Scheme run by British Council 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004

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