The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and this is no surprise either for many Nigerian writers have found refuge in these united states. In this article you will find the names and the stories.