The Caine Prize Judges have announced the shortlist for the 2016 edition of the award. Out of 163 entires five entries were selected. Two Nigerianss made the shortlist. Remember Nneka Leslie Arimah and Tope Folarin? Yep. They are familiar names in the short story writing world. Now, who will win the 10,000 pound prize money?
Here’s a full list of the shortlisted writers:
- Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya) for ‘The Lifebloom Gift’ published in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 (New Internationalist, United Kingdom, 2014).
- Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for ‘What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky’ published in Catapult (Catapult, USA, 2015).
- Tope Folarin (Nigeria) for ‘Genesis’ published inCallaloo (Johns Hopkins University Press, USA, 2014).
- Bongani Kona (Zimbabwe) for ‘At your Requiem’ published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You(Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015).
- Lidudumalingani (South Africa) for ‘Memories we Lost’ published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You (Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015).
For more information, visit the Caine Prize website.
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