The 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing
In anticipation of the 2018 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 ten 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, so join us for this exciting opportunity to read the shortlisted works of one of Africa's most renowned literary prizes.
- The politics and aesthetics of gender, sexuality, corruption and silence are a constant presence throughout this shortlist.
- "These five remarkable narratives are proof that nowhere is the complexity and diversity of Africa and African lives more evident than in the stories we tell.” - Chair of judges, Dinaw Mengestu