The Caine Prize is now in its fourteenth year. This year the judging panel is chaired by art historian and broadcaster Dr Gus Casely-Hayford. He is joined by award-winning Nigerian-born artist, Sokari Douglas Camp; author, columnist and Lord Northcliffe Emeritus Professor at UCL, John Sutherland; Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Professor Nathan Hensley and the winner of the Caine Prize in its inaugural year, Leila Aboulela. This is the first time that a past winner of the £10,000 Caine Prize will take part in the judging.
The 2013 shortlist comprises:
Elnathan John (Nigeria) 'Bayan Layi' from Per Contra, Issue 25 (USA, 2012)
Tope Folarin (Nigeria) 'Miracle' from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012)
Pede Hollist (Sierra Leone) 'Foreign Aid' from Journal of Progressive Human Services, Vol. 23.3 (Philadelphia, 2012)
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) 'The Whispering Trees' from The Whispering Trees, published by Parrésia Publishers (Lagos, 2012)
Chinelo Okparanta (Nigeria) 'America' from Granta, Issue 118 (London, 2012)
This is a co-publishing arrangement between the Caine Prize and New Internationalist, Bookworld in Zambia, Cassava Republic in Nigeria, FEMRITE in Uganda, Jacana Media in South Africa, Ama Books in Zimbabwe, Kwani? in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Publishers in Ghana.