The Goddess of Mtwara and other stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017

The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere.

'A wonderful set of 16 stories that covers a lot of ground and features many genres—from myth and folklore to the postmodern and experimental—in a way that will surely satisfy readers.'
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Winner of the Caine Prize 2017: Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) for 'The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away'

Shortlisted candidates:
Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for 'Who Will Greet You At Home'
Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria) for ‘Bush Baby'
Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria) for 'God's Children Are Little Broken Things'
Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (South Africa) for 'The Virus’

Paperback: 272 pages
Size: 19.4cm x 12.9cm

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Now entering its eighteenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. This collection will bring together the five 2017 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in Tanzania in April 2017.

Judges are drawn from different literary fields including eminent journalists, broadcasters and academics with expertise and a connection to literature in Africa. Five stories are selected for the shortlist by the judges, with one being selected as the winner on 3 July 2017.

The 2017 judging panel is Nii Ayikwei Parkes, award winning author, poet and editor; 2007 Caine Prize winner, Monica Arac de Nyeko; author and Chair of the English Department at Georgetown University, Professor Ricardo Ortiz; Libyan author and human rights campaigner, Ghazi Gheblawi; and distinguished African literary scholar, Dr Ranka Primorac.

'A wonderful set of 16 stories that covers a lot of ground and features many genres—from myth and folklore to the postmodern and experimental—in a way that will surely satisfy readers.'
Kirkus Reviews

'The Caine Prize is the early warning sign for new African talent.' - The Independent

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: New Internationalist (July 2017, UK)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781780264011
ESBN: 9781780264028
Size: 19.4cm x 12.9cm

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ISBN 9781780264011
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Ethics New Internationalist

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