The life and times of a war hero who discovers the oddities of the world and returns to declare his own form of independence…An inveterate chancer and drunk gives a command performance as as he outwits his boss…sensation grips Malawi as a homosexualcaught in the act takes arighteous stand….Asister and brother discover the world of Wealth and expectation that separates their lives in Senegal and the US…a Severed leg in atree leads a maverick investigatordown the darkest of trails…
The shortlisted stories for the 2012 caine prize – Africa’s leading literary prize offer five memorable snapshots of life on the African continent in all its diversity.
The shortlisted authors are:
Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria)for Bombay’s Republic
Billy Kahora (Kenya) for Urban Zoning
Stanley Kenani (Malawi) for Love on trial
Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe) For La Salle Depart
Costance Myburgh (South Africa)for Hunter Emmanuel