Extending, Nurturing, and Sustaining a Community of Writers from the African Diaspora
Kimbilio means “safe haven” in Swahili. We are a community of writers and scholars committed to developing, empowering and sustaining fiction writers from the African diaspora and their stories.
Projects include readings, presentations at professional conferences, social media networking, and an annual summer retreat for fiction writers who are members of the Kimbilio community.
If you are a serious-minded, committed writer with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of fictional craft, you should consider applying to become a Kimbilio Fellow.
Kimbilio is a project of the English Department and of the Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences at SMU.
Kimbilio Fellows come from across the diaspora and represent a wide range of visions and voices. Among their ranks are people from many generations, who have distinguished themselves in an array of professions, and who bring to the community a wealth of knowledge and resources. Some arrive early in their careers; others arrive with impressive publication credentials and prizes already under their belts.
THE KIMBILIO BLOG
Congratulations to the class of '17! Tiffany Austin Tara Campbell Herve Comeau Chekwube Danladi Jonathan Escoffery Faithna Geffrard Enyeribe Ibegwam Matthew Kelley Charlise Lyles Jennifer McCauley Jessica Lanay Moore Janelle Poe Ivelisse Rodriguez Icess Fernandez...read more
We hope to announce no later than Thursday of this week. We apologize for the delay.read more
Kimbilio is proud to announce an incredible addition to our programming. Partnering with our friends at Four Way Books and Braddock Avenue Books, Kimbilio will be awarding two annual publication prizes. Published by Four Way Books, The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize...read more