Being a Tell! African Intern is an exercise of creativity, organisation and determination. In just 2 months, I have learnt about how to be ambitious in my writing and the art of writing often. Most importantly, I have learnt that people want to read what I have to write.
Being a Tell! Intern has given me the confidence to know that I can conduct interviews, write about topics I had never considered before, reimagine the works of formidable writers and give my critiques unapologetically.
Having the opportunity to write about any topic made me think about what I have to say and the kind of writer I want to be. The emphasis on African voices and prompts pushed me to write on topics like technology which I would not have written about otherwise.
Being able to work with fellow interns from different countries in Africa was a refreshing experience. I learnt a great deal about what other young Africans from other countries are experiencing right from the source. Whether it was 10 facts I didn’t know about Egypt or what students in Nigeria are going through, all of it was enriching.
Overall, it was a great experience. It was a rare opportunity to grow as an African writer and I am glad that I could be a part of such a creative team.