Quote of the week

This is a book of desire denied, of what the pain of that impotence drives people to do, and how it makes them unwilling contortionists and even co-conspirators in their oppression. From ‘The Transformation of Harry’: “And there we all were; in an uncertain country, ourselves uncertain. A land with a sly heart; and ourselves ready to be deceived.” For if colonialism was any one thing it was denial: denial of land, denial of African culture, denial of any form of psychic nourishment—including hope—denial of black existence itself. And neocolonialism is the denial that any of that is still happening. First published in 1978, The House of Hunger speaks, or rather shouts, forward from its own time to 2017. Perhaps the most painful parts of the book to read are those that show how little has changed in thirty-nine years. For if colonialism was any one thing it was denial: denial of land, denial of African culture, denial of any form of psychic nourishment—including hope—denial of black existence itself. And neocolonialism is the denial that any of that is still happening.

Efemia Chela
On The House of Hunger by Dambudzo Marechera
11 December 2014

Kader Asmal Fellowship in Human Rights at Trinity College, Dublin

Kader Asmal Fellowships

Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme. 

Please note: these are for people who wish to commence studies in Ireland in September 2015. 

The fellowship programme has two strands: 

A: Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in 

  • Business Management;
  • Agriculture, Food Science & nutrition; and
  • Public Administration

For more information and a list of approved courses and universities, click here.

B: A fellowship in Human Rights Law at Trinity College Dublin to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)

For more information and a list of approved courses, click here

 

Are you eligible?

 

To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:

  • be a national of South Africa or
  • be a national of Zimbabwe in possession of a South African permanent resident permit
  • have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
  • be applying for a full-time one-year master’s degree in one of the eligible courses at an approved Irish university

 

For full eligibility criteria please see the Scholarship Guidelines.

 

What the Fellowship offers

 

The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover:

  • university application fees
  • tuition fees; 
  • examination and other fees
  • economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland; 
  • settling in allowance, book allowance and study allowance
  • accommodation; 
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover other living expense for you only and 
  • the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application

How to apply

 

Click on the link above. The closing date has been extended to Monday 5 January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Note:

Applicants need not apply to the university before applying for a fellowship. Successful candidates need only apply to their chosen university once the award has been made. At that time any application fees will be paid by the Fellowship Programme. 

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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