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Lesley nneka Arimah is the 2019 Caine Prize winner
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Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story Skinned wins 2019 Caine Prize

Nigerian-born Lesley Nneka Arimah is the winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story titled, Skinned, award organiser announced on Monday, 8 July 2019. The Caine Prize is “awarded for a short story by an African writer published in English (indicative length 3,000 to 10,000...
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JK Rowling to release four new Harry Potter books

Harry Potter's world is expanding once again with news that JK Rowling is poised to release four new spin-off titles. The new eBooks are tied to the Pottermore site and will release on 27 June. The bite-size stories are set to revolve around the lessons taught at the iconic Hogwarts...
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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