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 with her story titled Weight of Whispers. The other finalists include Ken Barris (South Africa), George Makana Clark (Zimbabwe), Emmanuel Dongala (Congo) and Rachelle Greef (South Africa).
Also featured in this collection are the African Writers' Workshop Stories which includes writers from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is named in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc. He was Chairman of Africa 95, and Chairman of the Booker Prize management committee for almost 25 years. The four African winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature - Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, Naguib Mahfouz and JM Coetzee – are patrons of the prize.
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