Tue, 01/05/2012 - 12:28
The shortlist for the £10,000 Caine Prize includes stories by authors from Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The five stories on the shortlist, which looks to reward the best of short African fiction published worldwide, are "Bombay's Republic" by Rotimi Babatunde, first published in Mirabilia...
Thu, 10/02/2011 - 07:54
Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey and author Aminatta Forna are to join the judging panel for this year's Caine Prize for African Writing.
Chair of the panel will be Libyan novelist Hisham Matar, with Georgetown University professor of English literature Henry Schwarz and publisher, film and travel writer Vicky Unwin completing...
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:38
Sierra Leone’s Olufemi Terry has been awarded the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing, taking home £10,000.
Terry was awarded for his story Stickfighting Days from Chimurenga vol 12/13, Cape Town at a ceremony at the Bodleian Library in Oxford last night (5th July).
Chair of judges, Economist literary editor...
Tue, 10/07/2007 - 08:35
Ugandan writer Monica Arac de Nyeko has won the "African Booker". The writer picked up the £10,000 Caine Prize for African writing three years after she was a finalist for the prize. She is the eighth winner of the award.
Her story "Jambula Tree" appeared in anthology published last year, entitled African...
Tue, 01/05/2007 - 09:15
Writers from Nigeria feature prominently on the eighth Caine Prize for African Writing, producing three of the five shortlisted stories for this year's competition. Writers from Uganda and South Africa make up the five strong shortlist.
The 2007 shortlist comprises:
Uwem Akpan (Nigeria), 'My Parents Bedroom'