The 5 Writers Shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize

The shortlist for the 2018 Caine Prize has been announced. The Caine Prize is awarded to the best 3,000-10,000-word short story by an African writer. The 2017 prize was awarded to Sudanese poet Bushra al-Fadil for his “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away.”

Here are the five writers, their shortlisted stories, and the magazines where they were published:

  • Nonyelum Ekwempu (Nigeria) for ‘American Dream’, published in Red Rock Review (2016) and republished in The Anthem
  • Stacy Hardy (South Africa) for ‘Involution’, published in Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa
  • Olufunke Ogundimu (Nigeria) for ‘The Armed Letter Writers’, published in The African Literary Hustle (2017)
  • Makena Onjerika (Kenya) for ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’, published in Wasafiri (2017)
  • Wole Talabi (Nigeria) for ‘Wednesday’s Story’, published in Lightspeed Magazine (2016)


To meet the writers click here

 Afrikáná Web. 2018 

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