This months has seen the announcement of two of the biggest literary prizes in Africa. But this year, Nigeria hasn't been so lucky. We got one spot on the commonwealth shortlist and zero, on the Caine prize shortlist. And our only Nigerian contestant didn't make the semi-finals (regionals). Better luck to Nigeria next year.
Fifteenth Caine Prize shortlist:
Commonwealth Regional Winners
The Regional Winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize were announced on 14 May, 2014. The overall winner will be announced on 13th June.
Africa: Let’s Tell This Story Properly, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda)
Asia: A Day in the Death, Sara Adam Ang (Singapore)
.Canada & Europe: Killing Time, Lucy Caldwell (United Kingdom)
Caribbean: Sending for Chantal, Maggie Harris (Guyana)
Pacific: The Dog and the Sea, Lucy Treloar (Australia)
Labels: 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing, 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Shortlists and winners