Caine Prize for African Writing

cainelogoThe 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 in Africa or elsewhere. Each year the winning story and short-listed entries are collected and published in one volume.

For more information please visit the Caine Prize website.
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Timbuktu, Timbuktu

Timbuktu, Timbuktu contains the winning and short listed stories from the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001. Bringing together writers from...

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The Gonjon Pin and other stories The Caine Prize for African writing 2014

Selected from a record number of eligible entries, 140 stories from 17 African countries, this anthology contains the five stories from the 15th...

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Tenderfoots

Tenderfoots is a collection of short stories by the winner and short listed authors of the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing 2000. The...

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Seventh Street Alchemy

This is the fifth anthology of Caine Prize shortlisted stories, and the third to include the proceedings of a Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop.

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Rainmaker

Many young South Africans are facing a massive crisis of identity, but none so great as those in the ghettos. For them little has changed and Nelson...

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Discovering Home

Discovering Home is the third collection of stories from the Caine Prize for African Writing and includes works by writers from Nigeria, Kenya,...

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African Violet and other stories

Nigeria’s Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for his short story...

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A Memory this Size and Other Stories

A chronically shortsighted young man finds himself the target of a preacher’s miracle cure… Despite his American street phrases and his fistful of...

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A is for Ancestors

A is for Ancestors is the fourth collection of works from the Caine prize for African Writing. The 2003 winner was Yvonne Adhiambo-Owuor from Kenya...

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