Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor wins 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing

Nairobi-based author Okwiri Oduor

Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story My Father’s Head.

Described as “an uplifting story about mourning,” Nairobi-born Oduor’s 2013 work begins with the narrator’s attempts to remember what her father’s face looked like as she struggles to cope with his loss, and follows her as she finds the courage to remember.

Read more: Okwiri Oduor wins 2014 Caine Prize for African writing | Books | theguardian.com.

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