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.


Winner of The 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for ‘Skinned’

Published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern (Issue 53)

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