Due Date: July 7, 2019

Are you an author in Africa trying to find a possibility to sharpen you composing abilities? The Goethe-Institut/Bureau de intermediary Ouagadougou is establishing an author’s residency for young African authors (less than 40 years) in 2019/20 in Burkina Faso.

This residency program intends to offer a platform free of charge expression

  • to authors who predict the vision of (another) future in their works,
  • to authors who have constraints of expression in their native land,
  • to activist authors who reveal themselves in relation to social and/ or political improvements and difficulties in their nations.


  • Expense of transport (from house nation to Burkina Faso) and visa will be covered
  • Lodging throughout the 4 weeks residency will be supplied
  • Grant of 1,500 Euro for the residency duration (incl. daily and personal transportation)– paid in location in 2 instalments.


  • Open to authors of all literary categories: unique, poetry, essay, storytelling, narrative, theatre, comic, and so on. The production of a text is obligatory for the authors in home. The texts produced will be released at the end of 2020, either in physical or digital variation;-LRB- ***************).
  • Be under 40 years of ages;-LRB- ***************).
  • Have at least one released text, either with a publisher or a paper, on a blog site or site or as a self-publication;-LRB- ***************).
  • Be of African citizenship by origin or by naturalization;-LRB- ***************).
  • Have a composing task to establish throughout the residency;-LRB- ***************).
  • Be offered from November 2019.


Application and file to offer:

  • Letter of inspiration defining your author’s profession, your individual circumstance,
  • Your expectations and the factors for your application for the residency
  • Description of your task to establish throughout the residency
  • Résumé
  • Complete bio (max. 500 words)
  • PDF or links of texts currently released

The applications will be sent out to the following addresses:

Carolin Christgau, Director Goethe-Institut:
[email protected]

Francois d’Assise Ouédraogo, Assistant Goethe-Institut:
[email protected]

For more details, go to Goethe-Institut/Bureau de intermediary Ouagadougou Author’s in Residency Program

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