On Saturday 8th March, I attended a Creative Writing Master Class organized by the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) and Mbaasem Foundation as part of activities to mark the International Women’s Day. The Masterclass was masterfully handled by Yewande Omotoso author of Bomboy, shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Literary Awards as well as the MNet Film Award. Bomboy also won the South African Literary Award (SALA) for First Time Author Prize. More recently, Bomboy was shortlisted for the prestigious Etisalat Prize for Literature, the first Pan-African literary prize created to recognize and reward debut fiction writers in Africa.
The Class took of at 9.000 am on the dot, with me being about an hour late (terrible, I know but there was unforeseen circumstance at home that morning). That one hour was used for registration, introductions, the discussion of ideas and beginning of the writing process.
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