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Opportunities for writers in Kenya/Africa

Couple of upcoming deadlines so read closely and don’t say you weren’t told….

Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 24th – 28th Lamu, Kenya For more information contact us info@kwani.org
or visit http://www.sumlitsem.org/kenya

Win a place at a conference in Nairobi on Freedom entitled The Institutional Framework for Freedom in Africa
25th – 28th February 2007 http://www.mpskenya2007.org. This competition is open to Africans, living in Africa of 30 years old or less on 31st December 2006.
Participants must submit an essay of between 1000 – 1500 words on one of the three following titles which are taken from the condensed version of The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
“The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual”
. “Private Property is the most important guarantee of freedom”
. “Competition is the only method of co-ordinating human effort which does not require the coercive or arbitrary intervention of authority”

Entries must be submitted on an email attachment no later than 31st October 2006 and the results will be posted on the web site http://www.mpskenya2007.org before January 14th 2007. Everyone submitting an essay by 31st October will receive a free copy of the CD “Ideas for a Free Society”. The authors of the best two submissions will receive a fully funded invitation to attend the Mont Pelerin Special Meeting in Nairobi, February 25th – 28th 2007. Hotel and registration fee paid, sharing a room possibly, economy class flight plus $500. Entries should be submitted to: tunde@ippanigeria.org

For further details please contact: Tunde Oladosu Research Fellow, Initiative for Public Policy Analysis
9A Adekunle Odunlami Crescent, Off Aina George ,Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria Phone: +234-1-791-0959

3. Aspiring film makers. The Berlinale Talent Campus application is now open and accepting entries until November 1, 2006. For more information and the application form please visit www.berlinale-talentcampus.de

4. Kenya International Film Festival is on this week from Oct 2-Oct 7. Unfortunately, the festival website has no details on the films to be screened or the screening schedule…what a shame.

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