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Caine Prize for African Writing

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Caine Prize for African Writing

2002 Caine Prize

Winner: Binyavanga Wainaina, from Kenya, for his story  "Discovering Home"

2002 Shortlist:

  • Amanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) for ‘You in America’ from Zoetrope: All-Story Extra, USA (2001). Author of Decisions, a well received book of poems Hardcover

  • Florent Couao-Zotti (Benin) for ‘Small Hells on Street Corners’ from ‘Fools, Thieves and Other Dreamers – Stories from Francophone Africa’, Weaver Press, Harare (2001) | Out of Print

  • Allan Kolski Horwitz (South Africa) for ‘Courageous and Steadfast’ from ‘Unity in Flight’, an anthology of short fiction published by Botsotso Publishing, Johannesburg (2001) | Out of Print

  • Rory Kilalea (Zimbabwe) for ‘Zimbabwe Boy’ from ‘Asylum 98 and Other Stories’, Fish Publishing, County Cork (2001) | Out of Print

2001 Caine Prize

Nigerian writer, Helon Habila, for his story "Love Poems" (taken from "Prison Stories", Epik Books, Lagos, 2000) Habila is the author of Waiting for An Angel: A Novel Hardcover


  • Mia Couto (Mozambique): The Russian Princess, The Picador Book of African Stories/Picador, London 2000  Hardcover; Author of Under the Frangipani Paperback;

  • Nurrudin Farah (Somalia): The Affair, The Picador Book of African Stories/Picador, London 2000  Hardcover

  • Lilia Momple (Mozambique): Celina's Banquet, The Picador Book of African Stories/Picador, London 2000  Hardcover

  • Hassouna Mosbahi (Tunisia): The Tortoise
    [Banipal, London, Autumn 1999]

2000 Caine Prize

Leila Aboulela, for her story The Museum from Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writings,   Paperback Heinemann, Oxford, 1999). Aboulela is the author of The Translator  Paperback

Shortlist The shortlisted stories from 2000 have been published in a collection called Tenderfoots | Out of Print

  • Charles Mungoshi - various stories in Walking Still (Baobab Books, Harare, 1997) | Out of Print

  • Murungu (Rory Kilalea) - ‘Whine of a Dog’ in The New Writer (Kent, September 1998)

  • Shimmer Chinodya - various stories in Can We Talk and Other Stories: African Writers Series  Paperback (Baobab Books, Harare, 1998)

  • Abdourahman Waberi - ‘The Gallery of the Insane’ in XCiTés (Flamingo, London, 1998). Grand Street #70 A collection of essays by various authors  Paperback

Note: I realize this is not a 'book' award but I do feel it is an important prize and deserves mention.

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