The 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced. We are happy to share that five writers from Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania made the coveted list. The winner is awarded £10,000.
Each shortlisted writer will receive £500 and with two writers from Nigeria, the prize organizers have announced.
- Erica Sugo Anyadike (Tanzania) for “How to Marry An African President” published in adda: Commonwealth Stories (2019). Read How to Marry an African President
- Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria & UK) for “What To do When Your Child Brings Home a Mami Wata” published in TheShadow Booth: Vol.2 (2018) Read What To Do When Your Child Brings Home a Mami Wata
- Jowhor Ile (Nigeria) for “Fisherman’s Stew,” published in The Sewanee Review (2019). Read Fishermans Stew
- Rémy Ngamije (Rwanda & Namibia) for “The Neighbourhood Watch,” published in The Johannesburg Review of Books (2019) Read The Neighbourhood Watch
- Irenosen Okojie (Nigeria & UK) for “Grace Jones” from “Nudibranch”, published by Hachette (2019) Read Grace Jones