South African author Lidudumalingani has just been announced the winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story titled “Memories We Lost.” The announcement was made at the award ceremony, which took place this evening at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. He won the cash prize of £10,000 award, for the year’s best short story by an African author writing in English. Lidudumalingani, who is also a film-maker and photographer, said: “Winning is really exciting as it will promote my story to a winder audience. And that’s what every writer wants: for more people to read their work.”
Memories We Lost is available to read here.
The other stories on the shortlist (which can all be ready by following the links) were: The Lifebloom Gift by Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya); What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) ; Genesis by Tope Folarin (Nigeria) and At Your Requiem by Bongani Kona (Zimbabwe)
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