Ebedi welcomes 3 women writers


Three women writers have arrived at the Ebedi International Writers Residence located in Iseyin, Oyo State for the July/August cohort of the residency program.

The three writers are Naseeba Babale (Nigeria), Ursula Abanga (Ghana) and Misturah Shittu (Nigeria).

They should stay there for four weeks.

Babale is a poet, literary administrator and medical laboratory scientist in the Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology at Aminu Kano University Hospital. She is a member of the Nigerian Authors Association (Kano State Branch), Secretary of the Poetry Wednesdays Initiative and Moderator of the Glass Door Initiative Poetry Writing Competition 2019 and 2020. She was the l one of the judges for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, 2020 organized by Poets In Nigeria. She was co-organizer of TEDxAminuKanoWay. A graduate of Bayero University in Kano, Naseeba is an art enthusiast and columnist for Konya Shams Rumi.

Abanga studied General Arts at Holy Child School in Cape Coast. She writes poems and short stories.

Shittu is a poet, writer and teacher from Osun State.

The Ebedi International Writers Residence was established by the Secretary General of the Pan African Writers Association, Dr. Wale Okediran, to provide the right atmosphere for writers and visual artists to complete their work in progress at no cost.

Created in 2012, the establishment has hosted around 150 writers from 12 African countries.

In addition to completing their work in progress during their stay, the writers are expected to mentor high school students in Iseyin in creative arts.


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