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South African Writer Lidudu Malingani, Wins the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.

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The Caine Prize, is described as Africa’s leading literary award, for African writers. Lindudu Malingani’s short story entitled ‘Memories We Lost’ published in… 177 more words

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The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016: Lidudumalingani

Lidudumalingani, from South Africa, has been announced the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2016. His short story, Memories We Lost, was published in… 43 more words

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I Read Dudumalingani Mqombothi's Caine Prize-Nominated Short Story For Dem Caine Prize Peoplez

It’d been a particularly rough week for the gahd. He’d come down with a cold and wondered if I’d take the reigns and record myself reading his Caine Prize-nominated work entitled… 48 more words

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#Fotos | Image Of Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi Featured On BBC World Service's Website

Author, photographer, film producer and lover of MF DOOM Lidudumalingani Mqombothi’s Caine Award-nominated short story Memories We Lost has been gettin’ love all over the Innanetz, oorkant, and at renowned academic institutions such as Oxford University, fam!  29 more words

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Caine Blog: "Memories We Lost" by Lidudumalingani

This post is part of a series of reviews of the Caine Prize 2016 shortlist. You can download Lidudumalingani’s story here as a pdf.

This story, one about losing someone to mental illness, and trying to navigate a path between bad options regarding it, is a beautiful one. 957 more words


A Space of One's Own - A summary of a conversation between the 2016 Caine Prize shortlisted writers

AiW Guest: Katarzyna Kubin

With only days left before the winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing is announced on 4th July, the five short-listed writers have been on a whirlwind circuit of public events throughout London, from a panel discussion at the Piccadilly Waterstones to a “relaxed evening” at the Royal Overseas Offices and appearances at the Africa Writes festival. 1,185 more words


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Caine Blog: "At Your Requiem" by Bongani Kona

This post is part of a series of reviews of the Caine Prize 2016 shortlist. You can download Kona’s story here as a pdf.

Bongani Kona’s story, a reflection by the narrator – Christopher – to his late brother Abraham about their lives growing up, moves in interesting ways. 292 more words