JIAS selected 11 Writing Fellows for its four-month Writing Term which ran from January to April 2018. Selected from more than 300 applicants, the Writing Fellows included outstanding authors, journalists, and scholars in various disciplines from Africa and Asia. Writing Fellows had access to live-in suites at the JIAS complex in Westdene, Johannesburg, where they enjoyed a quiet space for work and reflection, and participated in academic community-building. Pictures and biographical notes of the Writing Fellows follow. For a group picture taken in May 2018.
THE 2018 JIAS Writing Fellows with the JIAS Director, Prof Peter Vale. From left to right, back row: Zukiswa Wanner, Gerry Maré, Niq Mhlongo, Rory Riordan, Peter Vale, David Huang, Charlie Veric. Front row: Kevin Riordan, Amrita Shah, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Hans Pienaar, Geoffrey Maiyoh.