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Zambian writer tapped for prestigious prize for short story ‘Sack’

Zambian writer tapped for prestigious prize for short story ‘Sack’

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)–Of five top African short-story writers, Namwali Serpell of Zambia was chosen to receive the Caine Prize–an internationally recognized award for outstanding African writers. Since appearing on an earlier Caine Prize shortlist for her first published story “Muzungu,” Namwali has become an associate professor in the English Department at Berkeley, California, authored a book of […]

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Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

Acclaimed young Kenyan writer takes top literary prize

| July 25, 2014

(GIN)—Nairobi-based author Okwiri Oduor was the highly-acclaimed winner of this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African writing. The much-awaited selection was announced last week in Oxford, England. The award carries a prize of 10,000 British pounds (about $17,000) for the 25-year-old Kenyan who was among the top five writers shortlisted for the prize. Oduor’s story—“My […]

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Another Kenyan steals limelight over highly-praised new book

Another Kenyan steals limelight over highly-praised new book

| March 14, 2014

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Kenyan by birth like her sister Lupita, has a stunning new novel, “Dust,” that is winning breathless reviews from the book trade.

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