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The Caine Prize- How to Enter... 

The Caine Prize for African Writing has been a major prize since its inception in 2000. The prize value is £10,000. Past winners include Nigeria’s Helon Habila (2001), Kenyan Bingivanya Wainaina(2002), Nigerian Babatunde Rotimi(2012) and Zibambwean NoViolet Bulawayo(2011). 331 more words

“The Little Book of Hygge”

The word “hygge” is all over the place. I first encountered it on the art and design blog Creative Boom. Recently, I saw British author… 25 more words


African Fantasy in London

Tonight (16 Oct) I’ll be discussing “Writing Africa’s Futures: Fantasy Africa or Fantastical Africa” with Nigerian writer Chikodili Emelumadu, shortlisted for The Caine Prize, at Durning Library.

Notes from my Open Book Short Story Workshop

I hosted a workshop on short story writing at this year’s Open Book Festival. Some of the greatest writers in the world are known for their short stories – Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Nadine Gordimer – and South Africa is home to some of the best. 3,468 more words


Caine Prize Short Stories Review

The shortlist for the 2017 Caine Prize consisted of an exciting mix of African writers. The five names included: Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for ‘Who Will Greet You At Home’, Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria) for ‘Bush Baby’, Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) for ‘The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away’, Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria) for ‘God’s Children Are Little Broken Things’ and Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (South Africa) for ‘The Virus’. 2,614 more words

Tremors through SA Literature

I wrote a little piece for the TLS website, about the big changes in South African literature since I first dipped my toes in it. A personal view. 78 more words

Caine Prize Controversy: What makes someone ‘truly African’?

I recently attended a Q&A panel at SOAS for the 2017 Caine Prize shortlisted writers. The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literature award for contemporary African writers. 1,880 more words