The 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing
In anticipation of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing being awarded, we are giving you the chance to read the works of the five shortlisted authors.
The prestigious Caine Prize is a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using an annual literary award.
Over the course of five days, we will be releasing each author's short story. This set of tales encapsulates perfectly the breadth of incredible literary talent that exists within Africa.
- An exciting opportunity to read the shortlisted works of one of Africa's most renowned literary prizes
- These tales range from depicting both the history and 21st century realities of life within Africa; to speculating on the continent's future
- From Nigeria, to Sudan, to South Africa; this shortlist celebrates Africa's rich diversity of creative writing
I know who I'm rooting for to win the #CainePrize but let's read the other stories for fairness sake.
I know who I'm rooting for to win the #CainePrize but let's read the other stories for fairness sake.— Her Shiny Self (@jyte12) May 16, 2017