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Cassava Republic Press: African Women Non-Fiction Writing Workshop

Cassava Republic Press is calling on all African women non-fiction writers! We are delighted to be hosting a residential writing workshop this July for African women living on the continent and interested in writing non-fiction.

Enter now for a chance to work closely with an acclaimed Black women author and have your work published in an anthology called, Taboo!

Coupled with our Global Black Women’s Non-Fiction Prize, this project is part of our mission to nurture and encourage more Black women to write critical, thoughtful and inspiring works of non-fiction by providing them with a sanctuary for their creative expression and intellectual exploration.


This is a 10-day residential workshop of creativity and collaboration in Johannesburg from June 30th – July 11th 2024, led by an acclaimed Black women author, whose name will be announced soon. The workshop offers writers the opportunity to refine their craft and engage critically with the long tradition of non-fiction writing as they explore their own unique voice.  The workshop will culminate in a final essay to be published in an anthology by Cassava Republic Press.

Travel within the continent, accommodation and food will all be provided for, and participants need only bring themselves and a willingness to learn and complete their essay!

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Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Cassava Republic, please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this competition is run by Cassava Republic, not the Commonwealth Foundation.