The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. In this limited series, listen to all five 2020 Caine Prize finalists as they conduct self-interviews and read an excerpt from their nominated stories.

Episode 05: Rémy Ngamije
A reading of his story "The Neighbourhood Watch," published in the Johannesburg Review of Books
13 min
Episode 04: Irenosen Okojie
A reading of her story "Grace Jones," published in Nudibranch
13 min
Episode 03: Chikodili Emelumadu
A reading of her story "What to do when your child brings home a Mami Wata," published in The Shadow Booth: Vol. 2
23 min
Episode 02: Erica Sugo Anyadike
Nominated for her story "How to Marry an African President," published in adda: Commonwealth Stories (2019)
21 min
Episode 01: Jowhor Ile
Nominated for his story "Fisherman's Stew," published in The Sewanee Review
6 min