(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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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.