Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Caine Prize for African Writing 2012 Shortlist Announced

In keeping with the short story theme today, the Caine Prize just announced the 2012 shortlist. The new Vice President, Ben Okri, announced it today. The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced at a celebratory dinner at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, on Monday 2 July. Congratulations to all the nominees:

  • Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria) 'Bombay's Republic' from Mirabilia Review Vol. 3.9 (Lagos, 2011)
  • Billy Kahora (Kenya) 'Urban Zoning' from McSweeney's Vol. 37 (San Francisco, 2011)
  • Stanley Kenani (Malawi) 'Love on Trial' from For Honour and Other Stories published by eKhaya/Random House Struik (Cape Town, 2011)
  • Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe) 'La Salle de Depart' from Prick of the Spindle Vol. 4.2 (New Orleans, June 2010)
  • Constance Myburgh (South Africa) 'Hunter Emmanuel' from Jungle Jim Issue 6 (Cape Town, 2011)
More on the Caine Prize 2012 shortlist here.

Oh and please check out Jungle Jim's website. It's a bi-monthly African pulp fiction magazine. I have been all over it today. Check them out here.


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