Jambula Tree and Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
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The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. Each year, the full shortlist and twelve other stories are collected and published in one volume.This year's winner is Monica Arac de Nyeko for Jambula Tree, described as "a witty and touching portrait of a community which is affected forever by a love which blossoms between two adolescents."Previous winners and entrants include Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Brian Chikwava, Mary Watson, and Binyavanga Wainaina.

Author Biography

Caine Prize Judges award the Caine Prize to a work (or a short story) by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. The 2008 judges included Jude Kelly, the artistic director of the Southbank Centre; Mark McMorris, a Jamaican poet and a professor of English; Hisham Matar, the Libyan author of In the Country of Men; Hannah Pool, an Eritrean-born journalist for the Guardian; and Jonty Driver, a South African poet, novelist, and lecturer.

Table of Contents

Caine Prize Stories 2007: Winner and Shortlist
Jambula Tree (Winner)
My Parents' Bedroom
Jimmy Carter's Eyes
Bad Places
Night Bus
Celtel Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop Stories 2008, (in alphabetical order, by author)
Night Commuter
Where You Came From
The Cost
Valley of Voices
Mrs Siro's Harvest
First Time
The Lost Boy Wam
Love is like Botswana Rain
The Boulder
Digitalis Lust
Harmattan Fires
Caine Prize Stories 2008: Shortlist (in alphabetical order, by author)
Mallam Sile
For Honour
The Day of the Surgical Colloquium Hosted by the Far East Rand Hospital
Cemetery of Life
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