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Jungfrau and Other Short Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2007by Mary Watson
Synopses & Reviews
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 winning story and shortlisted entries are collected and published in one volume. This year’s winner is Mary Watson for Jungfrau.
The Caine Prize is a springboard for some of the best talent in African writing. Previous winners include Leila Aboulela, whose second novel was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006, and Helon Habila and Segun Afolabi, whose novels are published by Penguin and Random House, respectively.
The best new African writers - winner and shortlisted stories from the continent's leading literary award.
About the Author
Mary Watson completed her Masters degree in Creative Writing under André P Brink in 2001 and studied Film and TV Production at Bristol University, UK. She lectures in Film Studies at the University of Cape Town, where she received a Meritorious Publication Award for her collection of stories, Moss. She is currently working on her first novel.
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