Interesting news! Four out of five stories, that made this year’s shortlist for the
annual Caine Prize for Writing, were written by Nigerians.
This is unheard-of in the history of the Prize. The shortlisted stories are:
- Elnathan John (Nigeria) ‘Bayan Layi’ from Per Contra, Issue 25 (USA, 2012)
- Tope Folarin (Nigeria) ‘Miracle’ from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012)
- Pede Hollist (Sierra Leone) ‘Foreign Aid’ from Journal of Progressive Human Services, Vol. 23.3 (Philadelphia, 2012)
- Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) ‘The Whispering Trees’ from The Whispering Trees, published by Parrésia Publishers (Lagos, 2012)
- Chinelo Okparanta (Nigeria) ‘America’ from Granta, Issue 118 (London, 2012)
A review of Elnathan John’s Bayan Layi
is up on the Nigerianstalk LitMag
website and on the KTravula blog
. You can follow the aforementioned website for more reviews on all the other shortlisted stories.
Labels: 13th winner of Caine prize, AFRICAN CATEGORY, Caine Prize for African writing, Father of African Literature, Shortlist for Caine Prize 2013