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What's it called? Twenty years of the Caine Prize for African writing / with an introduction by Ben Okri.
Who published it? North Hampton, Massachusetts: Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2020.
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 DOWNTOWN Commons New Fiction  Twenty years of the Caine Prize for African writing  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 320 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Helpful notes! First published in 2020 in the USA by Interlink Books.
Published by arrangement with New Internationalist Publications, Ltd., Oxford, UK and the Caine Prize fro African Writing, London, IK.
The story of the girl whose birds flew away translated from the Arabic by Max Shmookler.
What's it about? This collection showcases all twenty prize-winning short stories, each with its own unique take on modern African life. A jailer's love poems ghost-written by a prisoner... Love blossoming between two girls despite the horror of their community... Street kids stick-fighting or stealing guavas from the rich... A dystopian world where women must go naked until they marry.
What's in it? The museum / Leila Aboulela (Sudan), winner of the 2000 Caine Prize -- Love poems / Helon Habila (Nigeria), winner of the 2001 Caine Prize -- Discovering home / Binyavanga Wainaina (Kenya), winner of the 2002 Caine Prize -- Weight of whispers / Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya), winner of the 2003 Caine Prize -- Seventh Street alchemy / Brian Chikwava (Zimbabwe), winner of the 2004 Caine Prize -- Monday morning / Segun Afolabi (Nigeria), winner of the 2005 Caine Prize -- Jungfrau / Mary Watson (South Africa), winner of the 2006 Caine Prize -- Jambula tree / Monica Arac de Nyeko (Uganda), winner of the 2007 Caine Prize -- Poison / Henrietta Rose-Innes (South Africa), winner of the 2008 Caine Prize -- Waiting / EC Osondu (Nigeria), winner of the 2009 Caine Prize -- Stickfighting days / Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone), winner of the 2010 Caine Prize -- Hitting Budapest / NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), winner of the 2011 Caine Prize -- Bombay's republic / Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), winner of the 2012 Caine Prize -- Miracle / Tope Folarin (Nigeria), winner of the 2013 Caine Prize -- My father's head -- Okwiri Oduor (Kenya), winner of the 2014 Caine Prize -- The sack / Namwali Serpell (Zambia), winner of the 2015 Caine Prize -- Memories we lost / Lidudumalingani (South Africa), winner of the 2016 Caine Prize -- The story of the girl whose birds flew away / Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan), winner of the 2017 Caine Prize -- Fanta blackcurrant / Makena Onjerika (Kenya), winner of the 2018 Caine Prize -- Skinned / Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria), winner of the 2019 Caine Prize.
Helpful subjects! Short stories, African (English)
Africa -- Fiction.
More people who helped! Okri, Ben, writer of introduction.
Container of (work): Aboulela, Leila, 1964- The museum.
Container of (work): Habila, Helon, 1967- Love poems.
Container of (work): Wainaina, Binyavanga. Discovering home.
Container of (work): Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo. Weight of whispers.
Container of (work): Chikwava, Brian. Seventh Street alchemy.
Container of (work): Afolabi, Segun, 1966- Monday morning.
Container of (work): Watson, Mary, 1975- Jungfrau.
Container of (work): Arac de Nyeko, Monica. Jambula tree.
Container of (work): Rose-Innes, Henrietta. Poison.
Container of (work): Osondu, E. C. Waiting.
Container of (work): Terry, Olufemi. Stickfighting days.
Container of (work): Bulawayo, NoViolet. Hitting Budapest.
Container of (work): Babatunde, Rotimi. Bombay's republic.
Container of (work): Folarin, Tope, 1981- Miracle.
Container of (work): Oduor, Okwiri. My father's head.
Container of (work): Serpell, Namwali, 1980- The sack.
Container of (work): Mqombothi, Lidudumalingani. Memories we lost.
Container of (work): al-Fadil, Bushra. The story of the girl whose birds flew away.
Shmookler, Max, translator.
Container of (work): Onjerika, Makena. Fanta blackcurrant.
Container of (work): Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Skinned.
Other titles to try! 20 years of the Caine Prize for African writing
Special numbers! 9781623719357 (paperback)
1623719356 (paperback)
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