The Caine Prize Workshop in Zambia

The Caine Prize

The Caine Prize on March 18 announced its upcoming Caine Prize Zambia workshop. Twelve writers from six African countries will convene at the Chaminuka Lodge near Lusaka for 13 days from March 18 – 29 to writ­­e, read and discuss work in progress and to learn from Jamal Mahjoub, Parker Bilal, and Caine Prize Deputy Chairperson Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE. The writers are:

  • Namwali Serpell (Zambia)
  • NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
  • Chilufya Chilangwa (Zambia)
  • Tope Folarin (Nigeria)
  • Elnathan John (Nigeria)
  • Billy Kahora (Kenya)
  • Bwanga Kapumpa (Zambia)
  • FT Kola (South Africa)
  • Kafula Mwila (Zambia)
  • Masande Ntshanga (South Africa)
  • Timwa Lipenga (Malawi)
  • Okwiri Oduor (Kenya)

During the workshop, the writers will be expected to write a short story for the 2016 Caine Prize anthology, which will be published in the UK by New Internationalist in the summer, and subsequently by a network of co-publishers. Alongside Interlink in the USA, eight African publishers receive a print ready PDF to print in their country. They include: Jacana Media (South Africa), Lantern Books (Nigeria), Kwani? (Kenya), Sub-Saharan Publishers (Ghana), FEMRITE (Uganda), Gadsden Publishers (Zambia), ‘amaBooks (Zimbabwe) and Langaa (Cameroon). The workshop will incorporate a visit to local schools and a public event.

The 2016 Caine Prize’s shortlist will be announced early May while the winner will be announced at a dinner in Oxford on July 4.

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