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Jambula Tree and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 8th Annual Collectionby Not Available (na)
Synopses & Reviews
Presenting an absorbing array of South African tales, this remarkable collection is headed by "Jambula Tree," winner of the 8th Annual Caine Prize—Africas most prestigious literary accolade for a short story published in English. Complemented by the short-listed entries carefully selected by the Caine Prize judges, this collaboration of unique talent promotes voices as spiritual and distinct as the South African landscape itself. With a rich and honest narrative, these refreshingly contemporary stories hum with the multiplicity of a pan-African reality, providing raw and deeply affecting perspectives into a unique and ancient culture.
The best in new African writing--winner and shortlisted stories from the continent's leading award.
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.
About the Author
Monica was born in Uganda. She studied in Makerere and Groningen universities for a degree in Education and an MA in Humanitarian Assistance. A member of the Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE), she has been an Early Warning Consultant in Rome and a Reports Officer in Khartoum. She has been a fellow on the British Council's Crossing Borders program.
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