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Okwiri Oduor wins Caine Prize for African Literature

Africa39 author, Okwiri Oduor, was last week awarded the Caine Prize for African Literature for her story, “My Father’s Head” (pdf).

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Young people with exceptional stories

In the past few days, I have been telling stories.
Stories of people who have done exceptionally well, and for some reason, stories of exceptional people in art. 378 more words

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And the 2014 Caine Prize winner is... Okwiri Oduor!

A big congratulations to Kenya’s Okwiri Oduor for winning the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing!!

Okwiri Oduor is the 15th winner of the Caine Prize, which is recognized as Africa’s leading literary award for short stories. 121 more words

African Literature

And the 2014 Caine Prize winner is…

In less than a week, the 2014 Caine Prize winner will be announced!

For those who are not familiar, the Caine Prize for African Writing, which was first awarded in 2000 is an award “open to writers from anywhere in Africa for work published in English. 441 more words

Short Stories

Voice of America: Stories by E.C Osondu

Date Read: April 30th 2014

Published: October 25th 2011

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Pages: 216

The Blurb

E.C. Osondu is a fearless and passionate new writer whose stories echo the joys and struggles of a cruel, beautiful world. 290 more words

African Literature

Batswana Writers, Where Art Thou?

The fifteenth Caine Prize top five shortlist has been out for a while now. As always, it was an exciting time for both the African writers and readers as the African literature was growing in international attention, form and numbers. 782 more words

Creative Thoughts

Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta

Date read: January 28th 2014

Published: August 13th 2013

Publisher: Mariner Books

Pages: 208

The Blurb 

Here are Nigerian women at home and transplanted to the United States, building lives out of longing and hope, faith and doubt, the struggle to stay and the mandate to leave, the burden and strength of love. 504 more words

African Literature