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namwali serpell wins sixteenth caine prize

The news has been made known !

The name of the winner of the 2015 Caine Prize for African Literature is Namwali Serpell (from Zambia).

Read here the announcement.

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Caine Prize 2015

In just a few hours, the winner of this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing will be announced. Here’s a media digest on the five shortlisted writers, their work, and the African literature and publishing industry. 260 more words

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elnathan john has a simple plan

What do to when you miss the prize?

Elnathan John, the Nigerian writer, has a plan. Tonight the winner of the Caine Prize will be announced, but in case he does not win, he has made his plan. 

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And the 2015 Caine Prize winner is…

Its that time of year again! In about two weeks, the 2015 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. 753 more words

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CAINE, BETTER WRITING AND LIFE: A Conversation with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

 Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is an award journalist and creative writer. More known for his short stories particularly The Whispering Trees which earned him a shortlist in the 2013 Caine Prize… 3,621 more words

New Nigerian Literature

Enter The Literary Aristocrat: A review of Binyavanga Wainaina's One Day I Will Write About this Place

Enter the Literary Aristocrat.

Review of Binyavanga Wainaina’s One Day I Will Write about this Place.

When we board our final, one-way flight out of this earth,  we leave a cute, epitaph-adorned gravestone; if when we are born, we come  with a futurologist’s  ‘birthstones’, Binyavanga Wainaina’s might read: “Enter, riding on the redolence of the Rift Valley, Binyavanga, the literary aristocrat.” 990 more words

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Ake Art and Book Festival...

The Ake art and book festival is one of Africa’s largest literary event and it’s here again running from18th-22nd of November 2014 at Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. 197 more words

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