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Caine Prize

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The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. [1]

66 relations: Africa, African literature, Bata Shoes, Binyavanga Wainaina, Booker Group, Brian Chikwava, Bushra Elfadil, E. C. Osondu, Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, English language, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Harare, Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award, Helon Habila, Henrietta Rose-Innes, J. M. Coetzee, Kenya, Kenya Airways, Leila Aboulela, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, Literary award, Mary Watson (author), Michael Harris Caine, Monica Arac de Nyeko, Nadine Gordimer, Naguib Mahfouz, Namwali Serpell, Nobel Prize in Literature, NoViolet Bulawayo, NPR, Okwiri Oduor, Olufemi Terry, Oxford, Rotimi Babatunde, Royal Over-Seas League, S. A. Afolabi, Short story, Stickfighting Days, Sudan, The Bookseller, The Guardian, Tope Folarin, United Kingdom, Wole Soyinka, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe International Book Fair, 2000 in literature, 2001 in literature, ..., 2002 in literature, 2003 in literature, 2004 in literature, 2005 in literature, 2006 in literature, 2007 in literature, 2008 in literature, 2009 in literature, 2010 in literature, 2011 in literature, 2012 in literature, 2013 in literature, 2014 in literature, 2015 in literature, 2016 in literature, 2017 in literature. Expand index (16 more) »

Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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African literature

African literature is literature of or from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu).

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Bata Shoes

Bata Brands is a multinational shoes maker based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Binyavanga Wainaina

Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina (born 18 January 1971) is a Kenyan author, journalist and 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.

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Booker Group

Booker Group plc was the United Kingdom's largest food wholesale operator, offering branded and private-label goods to over 400,000 customers, including independent convenience stores, grocers, pubs, and restaurants.

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Brian Chikwava

Brian Chikwava is a Zimbabwean writer and musician.

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Bushra Elfadil

Bushra Elfadil (بشرى الفاضل, born 1952) is a Sudanese writer and poet.

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E. C. Osondu

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Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Emma Harriet Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne (born 16 October 1941) is a British politician, who has been a life peer since 1997.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is a registered charity founded in England in 1961.

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Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is an endowed grant-making trust, based in London, founded by David Sainsbury in 1967.

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Harare

Harare (officially named Salisbury until 1982) is the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe.

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Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award

The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award is awarded annually by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

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Helon Habila

Helon Habila Ngalabak (born November 1967) is a Nigerian novelist and poet, whose writing has won many prizes, including the Caine Prize in 2001.

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Henrietta Rose-Innes

Henrietta Rose-Innes (born 14 September 1971) is a South African novelist and short-story writer.

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J. M. Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is a South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier airline of Kenya.

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Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela (born 1964), Arabic 'ليلى ابوالعلا' is a Sudanese writer who writes in English.

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Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, born in the village of Zikhovane in the Eastern Cape, is a South African writer, film-maker and photographer.

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Literary award

A literary award is an award presented in recognition of a particularly lauded literary piece or body of work.

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Mary Watson (author)

Mary Watson (born 31 May) is a South African author.

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Michael Harris Caine

Sir Michael Harris Caine (17 June 1927 – 20 March 1999) was an English businessman.

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Monica Arac de Nyeko

Monica Arac de Nyeko (born 1979) is a Ugandan writer of short fiction, poetry, and essays, living in Nairobi.

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Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (نجيب محفوظ,; December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Namwali Serpell

Carla Namwali Serpell (born 1980) is a Zambian writer who teaches in the United States.

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Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").

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NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo (pen name of Elizabeth Zandile Tshele, born 12 October 1981 in Tsholotsho) is a Zimbabwean author, and Stegner Fellow at Stanford University (2012–14).

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Okwiri Oduor

Okwiri Oduor (born 1988/1989) is a Kenyan writer, who won the 2014 Caine Prize.

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Olufemi Terry

Olufemi Terry is a Sierra Leone-born writer.

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Oxford

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Rotimi Babatunde

Rotimi Babatunde is a Nigerian writer and playwright.

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Royal Over-Seas League

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is a non-profit members’ organisation with international headquarters in its clubhouse in central London, England.

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S. A. Afolabi

Segun Afolabi is a Nigerian novelist and short story writer, born in Kaduna, Nigeria, in 1966.

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Short story

A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood, however there are many exceptions to this.

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Stickfighting Days

"Stickfighting Days" is Sierra Leonean writer Olufemi Terry's second short story and the winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing.

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Sudan

The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller is a British magazine reporting news on the publishing industry.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin (born 1981) is a Nigerian-American writer.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká,; born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist.

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (born 1968) is a Kenyan writer, who won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story "Weight of Whispers", which considers an aristocratic Rwandan refugee in Kenya.

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.

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Zimbabwe International Book Fair

The Zimbabwe International Book Fair was held for the first time in 1983 in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

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2000 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2000.

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2001 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2001.

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2002 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2002.

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2003 in literature

This article presents lists of literary events and publications in 2003.

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2004 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2004.

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2005 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2005.

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2006 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2006.

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2007 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2007.

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2008 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2008.

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2009 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2009.

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2010 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2010.

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2011 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2011.

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2012 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2012.

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2013 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2013.

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2014 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2014.

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2015 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2015.

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2016 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2016.

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2017 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2017.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caine_Prize

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