This is the fifth anthology of Caine Prize shortlisted stories, and the third to include the proceedings of a Caine Prize African Writers’ Workshop. Out of the twelve countries represented on the five shortlists to date, three have been North African, three East African, three West African and three from southern Africa. So the prize has a truly panAfrican reach. It is widely referred to now as ‘the African Booker’ and ‘Africa’s leading literary award’ – in Africa, in the UK and increasingly in the US.
Seventh Street Alchemy: Selection of writing from the Caine Prize for African writing 2004