Tag: Caine Prize

  • 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…

  • Meron Hadero wins AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021.

    Meron Hadero wins AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021.

    Meron Hadero was announced the winner of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 for her short story The Street Sweep, in a ceremony on Monday, July 26, 2021. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually for a short story by an African writer published in English. It is named after…

  • 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…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 shortlist announced.

    Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 has been announced today May 20, 2019. The writers shortlisted are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Meron Hadero, Cherrie Kandie, Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti, and Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor. The Caine Prize, one of the most sought after in African writing, is awarded annually for a short story by…

  • 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…

  • Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!

    Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!

    Lidudumalingani has just been announced as the Caine Prize 2016 at a ceremony at Oxford in the United Kingdom. The South African win the prize for his story Memories We Lost which was published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You (Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015). Memories We Lost is a story of two young South African girls…

  • Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)

    Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)

    Caine Prize winner 2013 Tope Folarin made the Caine Prize 2016 shortlist that was announced earlier today. The Caine Prize shortlist 2016 was announced today and those who are in the running for this prize are; Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya) for The Lifebloom Gift published in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African…

  • Caine Prize 2016 judging panel announced

    Caine Prize 2016 judging panel announced

    The Caine Prize for African Writing judging panel has been announced today. The panel of judges will be chaired by the distinguished author and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley. She will be joined by the acclaimed film, television, and voice actor, Adjoa Andoh; the writer and founding member of the Nairobi-based writers’ collective, Storymoja, and founder of…

  • 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…