Quick OverviewThe best in new short story fiction from Africa's leading literary award.
Size: 19.4cm x 13cm 256 pages, paperback
DetailsNow in its eleventh year, The 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. This collection contains the five 2010 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers Workshop, which took place in Spring 2010. The 2010 shortlist comprises:
Ken Barris (S Africa) The Life of Worm from 'New Writing from Africa 2009', published by Johnson & King James Books, Cape Town
Lily Mabura (Kenya) How Shall We Kill the Bishop? from safiri No53, Spring 2008
Namwali Serpell (Zambia) Muzungu from 'The Best American Short Stories 2009', published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston MA
Alex Smith (S Africa) Soulmates from 'New Writing from Africa 2009' [see above]
Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) Stickfighting Days from Chimurenga vol 12/13, Cape Town 2008
The judging panel is chaired by The Economist literary editor, Fiammetta Rocco. She is joined by Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey, Professor Jon Cook of the University of East Anglia, and Georgetown University professor Samantha Pinto.
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