Afolabi Takes Home Caine

As has been widely reported, the Caine Prize for African writing has been awarded to the Nigerian S.A. Afolabi, who got to take home $15,000 and lots of media attention. I’m not at all familiar with Afolabi’s work, so I was rooting for the one nominee whose work I have read before: Doreen Baingana, whose excellent collection Tropical Fish, came out earlier this year. Here’s an article that talks about previous winners of the Caine Prize and the subsequent effect on their careers.

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