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Colourful talks to 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing Nominees Colourful talks to 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing Nominees
Winner of prestigious literary awards, from shortlist of five phenomenal writers, to be announced at 5pm BST.

25/07/2020 9AM | STORY | Desiree Joule-Adam


The 2020 A.K.O. Caine Prize for African Writing, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world) has shortlisted 5 phenomenal writers for this years award.



The A.K.O. Caine Prize for African Writing (now in its 20th year) is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.


The shortlist includes Irenosen Okojie (Nigeria & UK) - 'Grace Jones', Rémy Ngamije (Rwanda & Namibia) - 'The Neighbourhood Watch', Jowhor Ile (Nigeria) - 'Fisherman’s Stew', Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria & UK) - 'What to do when your child brings home a Mami Wata', and Erica Sugo Anyadike (Tanzania) - 'How to Marry an African President'. Read their stories here.


The winner will be announced on Monday 27th July 2020 at 5pm on the Caine Prize website


 

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