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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

Episode 6 - Caine Prize 2017 Shortlist

In Episode 6, Nyambura Mutanyi and Beverly Ochieng’ talk broadly about the 2017 Caine Prize Shortlist, the status of the publishing industry in Africa and desire.


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Nigerians top Caine Prize shortlist

Five writers – including three Nigerians – have been shortlisted for the annual Caine Prize award given to an African writer.

The stories must be published in English and be between 3,000 and 10,000 words. 189 more words


CAINE PRIZE 2017 Announces judging Panel

Five People had been announced to be a part of the judging panel of The Caine Prize for African Writing. The panel will be chaired by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, who is award winning author, poet and editor. 235 more words


#WriterSpotlight - Ibukun has learnt never to define her worth as a writer by numbers or by support base

Our #WriterSpotlight features keep getting better. Today’s guest is Ibukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi. Her biggest dream is that her writing inspires young women and children to rise above their pain and struggles; to step outside all shades of boxes. 1,541 more words

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