BULAWAYO writer Bryony Rheam has been selected as one of the five new Morland Writing Scholars for 2017, after her application made it into the top five from a record 550 submissions.
The submissions were shortlisted down to 21 before the final five were chosen on the basis of a book proposal and a sample of their writing.
amaBooks Publishers director Brian Jones told NewsDay that the scholarships were awarded every year to a small number of Africa’s writers to enable them to work on a particular piece of writing.
“Rheam is to write a historical crime fiction featuring a psychiatric hospital in Bulawayo, in which she will explore the treatment of those suffering mental health problems and the complex dynamics of power, colonial society and migration,” Jones said. Scholarship Source