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Now in its eleventh year, The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere.

The 2010 winner is Olufemi Terry for his work, Stickfighting Days.

This collection contains the five 2010 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in Spring 2010.

The 2010 shortlist comprised:

  • Ken Barris (S Africa) The Life of Worm from 'New Writing from Africa 2009', published by Johnson & King James Books, Cape Town
  • Lily Mabura (Kenya) How Shall We Kill the Bishop? from ‘Wasafiri’ No53, Spring 2008
  • Namwali Serpell (Zambia) Muzungu from 'The Best American Short Stories 2009', published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston MA
  • Alex Smith (S Africa) Soulmates from 'New Writing from Africa 2009' [see above]
  • Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) Stickfighting Days from ‘Chimurenga’ vol 12/13, Cape Town 2008

The judging panel was chaired by The Economist literary editor, Fiammetta Rocco. She was joined by Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey, Professor Jon Cook of the University of East Anglia, and Georgetown University professor Samantha Pinto.

To hear audio interviews with each author, please click here.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 194 mm x 130 mm
Page extent: 256
Publication date: 1 July 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1-906523-37-4

Date added: February 5, 2010

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