Tuesday, 7 July 2009

And the winner is E.C Osondu

E.C Osondu is the winner of this year's Caine Prize for African writing. He was shortlisted in 2007 for his short story, "“Jimmy Carter’s Eyes”, which was anthologised in the Caine Anthology.

On the shortlists were:

Mamle Kabu (Ghana) ‘The End of Skill’ from ‘Dreams, Miracles and Jazz’, published by Picador Africa, Johannesburg 2008

Parselelo Kantai (Kenya) ‘You Wreck Her’, from the St Petersburg Review, NY 2008

Alistair Morgan (South Africa) ‘Icebergs’, from The Paris Review no. 183, NY 2008

Mukoma wa Ngugi (Kenya) ‘How Kamau wa Mwangi Escaped into Exile’, from ‘Wasafiri’ No54, Summer 2008, London

You may visit the Caine website to download his winning stories and those of the other shortlistees.

Here's a story on him in the Guardian

And then there's this interview with Molara Woods for the BBC back in 2007.

Congratulations E.C!

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