Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 240

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781623719357

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Release date: Fall 2019

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Twenty Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

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“I believe that a literary prize for African writers will show the creative spirit of Africa and her humanity more globally.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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About this book

The leading African Literary Award, known as the African Booker, named after the Booker Prize Founder, Michael Caine.

Now entering its twentieth 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.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Caine Prize for African Writing–often referred to as the "African Booker Prize"–this collection showcases the winning short stories of African writers from the past 20 years and reflect the vast range of modern African experience. The writers include:

 

As Ben Okri said: "That's what the Caine Prize is about: celebrating the genius of human diversity. The idea is to enrich the world through its greater contact with Africa, and to enrich Africa through its greater contact with the world."

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Reviews

“Africa’s most important literary award.” – International Herald Tribune

“Entertainingƒ Deserves to be widely read.” – Sunday Independent, South Africa

“It provokes and challenges.” – Harare News, Zimbabwe

“Dazzling and splendidly diverse” – The Times (London)

“I believe that a literary prize for African writers will show the creative spirit of Africa and her humanity more globally.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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