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Twenty Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize
Format: Hardback
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Published: October 31, 2019
ISBN: 9781780265568
320 pages


A jailer’s love poems ghost-written by a prisoner… Love blossoming between two girls despite the horror of their community… Street kids stick-fighting or stealing guavas from the rich…

A dystopian world where women must go naked until they marry… A sparkling anthology of short stories featuring the first twenty winners of the Caine Prize, Africa’s premier literary competition. This prestigious collection reflects the richness and diversity of African experience and features stories from Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda and Sierra Leone.

The twenty-year celebratory collection includes:* ‘The Museum’ – Leila Aboulela (2000, Sudan)* ‘Love Poems’ – Helon Habila (2001, Nigeria)* ‘Discovering Home’ – Binyavanga Wainaina (2002, Kenya)* ‘Weight of Whispers’ – Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (2003, Kenya)* ‘Seventh Street Alchemy’ – Brian Chikwava (2004, Zimbabwe)* ‘Monday Morning’ – Segun Afolabi (2005, Nigeria)* ‘Jungfrau’ – Mary Watson (2006, South Africa)* ‘Jambula Tree’ – Monica Arac de Nyeko (2007, Uganda)* ‘Poison’ – Henrietta Rose-Innes (2008, South Africa)* ‘Waiting’ – EC Osundu (2009, Nigeria)* ‘Stickfighting Days’ – Olufemi Terry (2010, Sierra Leone)* ‘Hitting Budapest’ – Noviolet Bulawayo (2011, Zimbabwe)* ‘Bombay’s Republic’ – Rotimi Babatunde (2012, Nigeria)* ‘Miracle’ – Tope Folarin (2013, Nigeria)* ‘My Father’s Head’ – Okwiri Oduor (2014, Kenya)* ‘The Sack’ – Namwali Serpell (2015, Zambia)* ‘Memories We Lost’ – Lidudumalingani (2016, South Africa)* ‘The Story of the Girl’ – Bushra al-Fadil (2017, Sudan)* ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’ – Makena Onjerika (2018, Kenya)* ‘Skinned’ – Lesley Nneka Arimah (2019, Nigeria)

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