Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Caine Prize

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Caine Prize

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Skinned.” Arimah’s £10,000 prize was awarded by Kenyan author and poet Dr. Peter Kimani, the chairman of the judging panel, in London on Monday night. “The winner of this year’s Caine Prize…

Kenya’s Onjerika wins Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenya’s Onjerika wins Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has been named the recipient of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing for a short story called “Fanta Blackcurrant.” She accepted the £10,000 prize during an award dinner held Monday evening in London. The story of Meri, a street child in Onjerika’s home city of…