The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016
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Now entering its seventeenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether residing in Africa or elsewhere. This collection brings together the five 2016 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in April 2016.
by Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (South Africa)The Lifebloom Gift
by Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya)What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria)Genesis
by Tope Folarin (Nigeria)At your Requiem
by Bongani Kona (Zimbabwe)
The leading African literary award is also known as the African Booker, as it is named after the Booker Prize founder, Michael Caine. The collection of 18 short-stories will be released in time for the announcement of the award in July 2016 in London.
The two African winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Wole Soyinka and John Coetzee are patrons of The Caine Prize.“Africa’s most important literary award.” – International Herald Tribune“Entertaining. Deserves to be widely read.” – Sunday Independent, South Africa“It provokes and challenges.” – Harare News, Zimbabwe“Dazzling and splendidly diverse.” – The Times, UK
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