With a belief that human essence and liberty are advanced through creative, journalistic, and scholarly writings in all cultures, and with the appreciation that African writers are particularly challenged in the process of developing and transmitting their works, AWE is committed to supporting the telling of the African story by Africans, in their own voices.
AWE Shall raise funds to accomplish the following goals:
- Support the efforts of African writers in the development of their craft, publication of their works, and the introduction of the said works to the world market of ideas.
- Create better research understanding of, interest in, and patronage of works
by African writers.
- Recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions of African writers in the
field of letters and in world leadership.
Sponsorships for AWE’s activities and programs, and partnerships with corporations, foundations, and individuals are central to the operations of the corporation.
Corporations shall be approached to make an annual commitment to AWE in the form of donations of money, products and/or services. Corporations that donate $10,000 or more shall be listed in AWE’s publications as corporate partners. For $50,000 or more per year, a corporation shall be listed as AWE’s corporate sponsor.
In furtherance of the effort to build credible profile for AWE, noted and celebrated people of African heritage (writers and non-writers alike), are sought as members of AWE’s Board of Advisors.
Writers and non-writers may become supporting members of AWE. Members shall receive subscriptions to AWE’s newsletter, and receive announcement of AWE’s activities. Annual membership fee is $50 (subject to change by the Board of Trustees), $15 for students.
African Writers Academy:
This is a body of published African writers who serve as a pool of reviewers for entries in AWE’s African Writers Publication Grants program.