Caine Prize announced

Zimbabwean writer Brian Chikwava has won the 2004 Caine Prize for African Writing for his story , “Seventh Street Alchemy,” which was published in Writing Still: New Stories from Zimbabwe. The finalists included Doreen Baingana (Uganda); Parselelelo Kantai (Kenya); Monica Arac de Nyeko (Uganda); and Chika Unigwe (Nigeria). On a related note, the BBC’s Africa Live is hosting a live chat on Wednesday about story-telling, and you can leave a comment there.