Caine Prize

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MY CAINE PRIZE STORY BY TOLU OGUNLESI

I first heard about the Caine Prize in 2001, when Nigerian journalist Helon Habila won it. It was only in its second year; the debut prize awarded to Sudanese Leila Aboulela in 2000. I remember the Lagos Guardian’s coverage of it – as I write this, a black-and-white photo of Habila – posing next to that now-well-known statuette of … Continue reading

AND THE WINNER IS… ROTIMI BABATUNDE

Described as Africa’s leading literary award, the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian