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Karen Jennings Wins Air 2012 Award

Posted at 5:43PM Thursday 08 Nov 2012

The AIR 2012 programme received 281 applicants from 34 countries, and Karen Jennings was one of 11 artist and writers to win a residency this year. Karen's residency will be hosted by the Thamgidi Foundation based in the Netherlands. 

The Artists in Residency (AIR) programme, managed by the Africa Centre in Cape Town,  supports artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative, relevant and highly engaged with both social issues and their art forms. 

Karen's debut novel Finding Soutbek was published by Holland Park Press in June 2012 and is receiving excellent reviews. 

Karen Jennings was born in Cape Town in 1982. She holds Master's degrees in both English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. Karen's stories and poetry have been published in journals across the globe and in 2012 her short story From Dark won the Africa Region prize in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Mia and the Shark won the English section of the Maskew Miller Longman short story competition in 2009 and is now studied in schools. 

Africa Centre AIR Programme:  http://www.africacentre.net/artist-in-residency-programme-2012

Thamgidi Foundation: http://thamgidi.org/

Karen Jennings: http://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/jennings




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