Sierra Leone's Terry takes

Sierra Leone&rsquo;s Olufemi Terry has been awarded the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing, taking home &pound;10,000.<br /><br />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).<br /><br />Chair of judges, <em>Economist </em>literary editor Fiammetta Rocco, said &ldquo;ambitious, brave and hugely imaginative, Olufemi Terry&rsquo;s <em>Stickfighting Days</em> presents a heroic culture that is Homeric in its scale and conception. The execution of this story is so tight and the presentation so cinematic, it confirms Olufemi Terry as a talent with an enormous future.&rdquo;<br /><br />Terry also wins the opportunity to take up a month&rsquo;s residence at Georgetown University, Washington DC.