The Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing

Paperback Caine Prize: Annual Prize for African Writing

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  • Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 16 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 190652386X
  • ISBN 13: 9781906523862
  • Edition statement: 2011 ed.
  • Sales rank: 791,766

Product description

Now in its twelfth 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 collects the five 2011 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, taking place in Spring 2011.

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'These works, five shortlisted for the prize and a further 12 drawn from the Caine prizes's attendent writing workshop, cannot be neatly surmissed or blithely stereotyped... This is a vital collection of stories drawing on a rich treasury of material that couldn't have come from anywhere else' Alex Rayner, The Guardian. 'Over its 12 outings, the stories shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing have offered readers a one-stop shop window of the continent's brightest new talents. On Monday, NoViolet Bulawayo from Zimbabwe (right) took the GBP10,000 award for "Hitting Budapest", published in The Boston Review. Hisham Matar, chair of the judges, praised the "moral power and weight" of a story about a gang of vulnerable kids from a author who "takes delight in language". Once again, the entire shortlist - plus other stories from the Caine Prize workshops - is published in a single volume: To See the Mountain (New Internationalist, GBP8.99). Once again, it's a revelation.' Boyd Tonkin, The Independent