Two Short Story Day Africa writers shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize For African Writing
Short Story Day Africa is extremely proud to have first discovered and published two of the five stories shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing – for the second time since the project’s inception.
Both the shortlisted stories are published in our 2018 anthology, ID: New Short Fiction from Africa, a powerful collection that showcases the multiple ways in which African writers see themselves and their communities, and the depth, variety and innovation of their interpretations.
The stories are ‘All Our Lives’ by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor, which won the Short Story Day Africa Prize, and ‘Sew My Mouth’ by Cherrie Kandie.
SSDA has discovered new and talented authors, whose daring and beautiful writing has yielded critical acclaim. Longlisted writers have gone on to win or be short- or longlisted for the Short Sharp Stories Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Caine Prize for African Writing, and more. We hope to continue to do the same.
We are thrilled for Toch and Cherrie, two deserving, gifted and hard-working writers, and want them to know we already consider them winners.