A Life in Full and Other Stories

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The shortlisted stories for the 2010 Caine Prize – often referred to as the ‘African Booker Prize’ – offer five memorable snapshots of life on the African continent in all its diversity.
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A nightmare vision of life inside a security fence… A group of priests facing their faith amid civil war… A white girl discovering the secrets of the African world around her… Desperate romance against the backdrop of a tyrannous forced marriage… Warrior ethics among boys who live on a rubbish dump…

The shortlisted stories for the 2010 Caine Prize – often referred to as the ‘African Booker Prize’ – offer five memorable snapshots of life on the African continent in all its diversity. The shortlisted authors are:

Ken Barris (South Africa) for The Life of Worm

Lily Mabura (Kenya) for How Shall We Kill the Bishop?

Namwali Serpell (Zambia) for Muzungu

 Alex Smith (South Africa) for Soulmates

Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) for Stickfighting Days

 

In addition, acclaimed novelists such as Jude Dibia (Nigeria), Gill Schierhout (South Africa) and Valerie Tagwira (Zimbabwe) took part with nine other up-and-coming African writers at the CDC Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, held in Kenya, each producing a special story for this volume.

In all, these 17 stories show the richness and range of current writing on the continent. They underline the primacy of the short story, with its oral antecedents, at the very heart of African literature.

‘That’s what the Caine Prize is about: celebrating the genius of human diversity.’ Ben Okri

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Author: Various
ISBN: 9781770098992 
Size (mm): 190x130mm
Pages: 224pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010-01-01