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2 Nigerians shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing
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2 Nigerians shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

Two Nigerians have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. They are Lesley Arimah for Skinned and Tochukwu Okafor for All Our Lives. The Caine Prize is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published...
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Nigeria’s OluTimehin Adegbeye emerges winner of 2019 Gerald Kraak Prize

Nigeria’s OluTimehin Adegbeye has emerged winner of the 2019 Gerald Kraak Prize. Adegbeye was awarded the prize for her submission, a nonfiction piece titled Mothers and Men. The announcement was made on Thursday, 23 May, at the Gerald Kraak Prize ceremony in Johannesburg. Asegbeye's submission was described by the judges...
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Celebrated writer, Binyavanga Wainana passes on at 48

Kenyan author, 2002 Caine prize winner and activist, Binyavanga Wainana, has passed away at the age of 48. Wainaina, an acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani, died on Tuesday night after suffering a stroke at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, according to his family. He...
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Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer wins 2019 Rooster award

Nigerian Author Oyinkan Braithwaite‘s book, My Sister, the Serial Killer, has won the 2019 Rooster award. From the beginning of Oyinkan Braithwaite’s darkly compelling My Sister, the Serial Killer, protagonist Korede suffers no illusion about her complicity. The novel starts with her sister Ayoola’s third murder, and Korede’s efficiency in...
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