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3 Nigerians make 2018 Caine Prize shortlist

Three Nigerians have made the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist. They are Nonyelum Ekwempu for her story, ‘American Dream’, Olufunke Ogundimu for ‘The…

Three Nigerians have made the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist. They are Nonyelum Ekwempu for her story, ‘American Dream’, Olufunke Ogundimu for ‘The Armed Letter Writers’ and Wole Talabi for ‘Wednesday’s Story’.

The five-writer shortlist was unveiled by the Chair of judges, award-winning Ethiopian-American author and former Lannan Foundation Chair in Poetics at Georgetown University, Dinaw Mengestu. 

Other shortlisted writers were South Africa’s Stacy Hardy for her short story, ‘Involution’ and Kenya’s Makena Onjerika for ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’.

The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced at an award ceremony and dinner in the Beveridge Hall at Senate House, SOAS, London on Monday July 2, 2018, in partnership with the Centre for African Studies. Each shortlisted writer will also receive £500. 

Last year’s winner of the prize was Sudanese writer, Bushra al-Fadil.

 

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