May 1, 2012

2012 Caine Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced. Five of the 122 entries from 14 qualifying countries made the cut. The £10,000 prize winner will be announced on 2 July.

  • Romini Babatune (Nigeria) – ‘Bombay’s Republic’
  • Billy Kahora (Kenya) – ‘Urban Zoning’
  • Stanley Kenani (Malawi) 'Love on Trial'
  • Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe) 'La Salle de Départ'
  • Constance Myburgh (South Africa) 'Hunter Emmanuel'

These shortlisted stories are available on the Caine Prize website. I look forward to reading them all and sharing my thoughts. 


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