Tag: Caine Prize for African Writing

  • Chika Unigwe to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2024 jury

    Chika Unigwe to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2024 jury

    Chika Unigwe is the chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2024 jury announced on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Other jury members are Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, Julianknxx, Tumi Molekane, and Ayesha Harruna Attah. The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for an outstanding short story…

  • Mame Bougouma Diene, Woppa Diallo win Caine Prize for African Writing 2023

    Mame Bougouma Diene, Woppa Diallo win Caine Prize for African Writing 2023

    Mame Bougouma Diene and Woppa Diallo were declared winners of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 in London, UK on Monday, October 2, 2023. The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for an outstanding short story since the year 2000. It has recognised some of…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 shortlist announced.

    Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2023 has been announced in London, UK today, July 6, 2023. The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for an outstanding short story since the year 2000. It has recognised some of the most famous writers working…

  • Okey Ndibe to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2022 judging panel.

    Okey Ndibe to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2022 judging panel.

    Okey Ndibe will chair the Caine Prize for African Writing 2022 panel of judges as announced today, May 27, 2022. The others are Elisa Diallo, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, Angela Wachuka, and Àsìkò Okelarin. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for a short story. The prize…

  • Goretti Kyomuhendo to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 judging panel.

    Goretti Kyomuhendo to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 judging panel.

    Goretti Kyomuhendo will chair the Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 panel of judges an announcement made today, April 22, 2021. The other judges are Victor Ehikhamenor, Razia Iqbal, Georgina Godwin, and Nicholas Makoha. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for a short story.…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing celebrates 20th anniversary with special anthology.

    Caine Prize for African Writing celebrates 20th anniversary with special anthology.

    The Caine Prize for African Writing has released a special edition anthology, celebrating the literary talent of 20 excellent African short stories since its inception in 2000. Awarded annually to the best short story written by an African writer, the Caine Prize has supported and rewarded outstanding contemporary African literature for 20 years. The new…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 makes call out for entries.

    Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 makes call out for entries.

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 has made a call out for entries today September 8, 2019. The Caine Prize is awarded annually for a short story by an African writer published in English. It is named after the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc and Chairman of the Booker Prize…

  • Lesley Nneka Arimah is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner.

    Lesley Nneka Arimah is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner.

    Lesley Nneka Arimah was announced the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 winner for her short story Skinned at the University of London, UK on July 8, 2019. The Caine Prize is awarded annually for a short story by an African writer published in English. It is named after the late Sir Michael Caine, former…

  • Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is new Caine Prize for African Writing Chairperson.

    Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is new Caine Prize for African Writing Chairperson.

    Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is the new Chairperson of the Caine Prize for African Writing. The Zimbabwe-born publisher takes over from Dr Delia Jarrett-Macauley. The Caine Prize, awarded annually for African creative writing, is named after the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc and Chairman of the Booker Prize management committee for nearly…

  • Peter Kimani to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges panel.

    Peter Kimani to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges panel.

    Peter Kimani will chair the panel of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges in an announcement made on December 19, 2018. He will be joined by Sefi Atta, Margie Orford, Olufemi Terry, and Scott Taylor. The Caine Prize for African Writing is one of the most influential awards in African writing. The Prize…

  • Makena Onjerika is Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner.

    Makena Onjerika is Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner.

    Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner for her short story Fanta Blackcurrant, published in Wasafiri (2017). The ceremony was held for the second time in Senate House, in partnership with SOAS and the Centre for African Studies in the UK. The Caine Prize, awarded annually for African creative writing,…

  • Dele Meiji Fatunla to administer Caine Prize for African Writing.

    Dele Meiji Fatunla to administer Caine Prize for African Writing.

    Dele Meiji is the administrator of the Caine Prize for African Writing starting from June 1, 2018. Formerly Head of Communications at the Royal African Society, Dele will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Caine Prize, liaising with trustees, writers and key partners in Africa, the UK and the US. Working with publishers,…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 shortlist announced.

    Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 shortlist announced.

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 shortlist has been announced. The writers in the running for one of the continent’s most coveted prizes are Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika, and Wole Talabi. The shortlist for the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, showcasing a diversity of themes and…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing winner announced tonight

    Caine Prize for African Writing winner announced tonight

    It’s that day ladies and gentlemen. Tonight The Caine Prize for African Writing will be announcing its sixteenth winning writer at a kick-ass dinner at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. The Caine Prize is named in celebration of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc, who was Chairman of the ‘Africa 95’ arts festival…

  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor dazzles at TEDxEuston

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor dazzles at TEDxEuston

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is probably one of my favourite writers to come to the African literature scene in the last decade or so. The Kenyan burst onto the scene winning the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story Weight of Whispers. The story was about an aristocratic Rwandan refugee who is displaced by…