2019 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist announced
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring writers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.
The £10,000 prize was launched in 2000, and is awarded annually to an African writer of a short story published in English.
2019 Caine Prize shortlist
- Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for ‘Skinned’, published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 53 (2018)
- Meron Hadero (Ethiopia) for ‘The Wall’, published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 52 (2018)
- Cherrie Kandie (Kenya) for ‘Sew My Mouth’, published in ID: New Short Fiction From Africa (2018)
- Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti (Cameroon) for ‘It Takes A Village Some Say’, published in The Baffler (2017)
- Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor (Nigeria) for ‘All Our Lives’, published in ID: New Short Fiction From Africa (2018)