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The 2015 Caine Prize winner Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell becomes first Zambian to win the Caine Prize for African Writing

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell has won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for her short story entitled “The Sack” from Africa39 (Bloomsbury, London, 2014).

Nigeria's Elnathan John's “Flying” in Per Contra is one of the five writings shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Here are the five finalists for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing

The five writer shortlist for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced by Chair of judges, award-winning South African writer Zoë Wicomb. In a sign of the established calibre to be found in African writing and as the Caine Prize matures in its sixteenth year, the shortlist includes one past winner and two previously shortlisted writers.