The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literary prize for African writers of short stories in English. The inaugural 2000 Caine prize was awarded to the Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela for her short story “The Museum”, published in her short story collection… 258 more words
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Kalahari Review, a Botswana based literary magazine has declared that it will no longer take part in the prestigious Caine Prize. Kalahari Review, today is one of Africa’s largest literary platforms having featured some of Africa’s best works. 115 more words
Over at the Johannesburg Review of Books, Elinor Sisulu, a judge of the Etisalat Prize, gives an account of the 2017 edition. Her account mostly belongs in the travel writing genre, with names, places, and aw-shucks dropped, but at one point she makes a comment about her host’s relationship to literature. 1,050 more words
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
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.