What do to when you miss the prize? Elnathan John, the Nigerian writer, has a plan. Tonight the winner of the Caine Prize will be announced, but in case he does not win, he has made his plan. Advertisements
Another prize has entered the stage. This time the prize is geared towards literature published in Kiswahili, the language widely spoken in eastern Africa. The prize was founded recently by Mukoma wa Ngugi (yes, indeed, son of .. , and a writer in his own right) and Lizzy Attree (yes, indeed, from the Caine Prize).
The name of Lizzy Attree is strongly connected to the Caine Prize for African Writing. Even though there is some criticism from certain literary quarters the Prize is doing a good job in encouraging young writers with an African touch. But Lizzy Attree is more than Caine, she had a life before Caine, she has … Continue reading a prize is only as good as those who enter