An annual literature prize awarded to the writer of an African short story


The 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.


2017 Winner of The Caine Prize for African Writing

Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) for 'The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away'

Translated by Max Shmookler, with support from Najlaa Osman Eltom

Published in The Book of Khartoum - A City in Short Fiction

Edited by Raph Cormack & Max Shmookler (Comma Press, UK. 2016)

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