‘Africa’s most important literary award’ international Herald Tribune
‘Entertaining. Deserves to be widely read’ Sunday independent, South Africa.
A last swim in a condemned pol leads a troubled teenager and her grandmother to common ground… A young woman finds it so hard to make her way in the city that she takes a drastic decision… A couple receive relationship counseling from a strange family grouping… a boy meets two exiles from Rwanda – one of them a gorilla- which remarkable results… A woman summons her father back from the dead…
The authors shortlisted for the 2014 Caine prize are:
Diane Awerbuck (south Africa) for Phosphorescence
Efemia Chela (Ghana/Zambia) for chicken
Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe) for the intervention
Billy Kahora (Kenya) for the Gorilla’s Apprentice
Okwiri Oduor (Kenya) for My Father’s Head
In addition, 12 writers took part in the Caine prize Writers’ Workshop, held this year in Zimbabwe, where each produced a special story for this volume.
There 17 stories- insightful, arresting and entertaining – reflect the richness and range of current writing on the African continent.
‘It provokes and challenges’ Harare News, Zimbabwe
‘Dazzling and splendidly diverse,’ the times, UK
‘The Caine Prize continues to gather the many- varied streams of African writing’ The Mercury, South Africa.