Two writers previously shortlisted for the Caine Prize and one participant in last year's Caine Prize workshop have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa's Best First Book. Gill Schierhout was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2008, while Alistair Morgan was among the five candidates in 2009. Aysha Harunna Attah attended the Ghana workshop organised by the Caine Prize in 2009.
The full shortlist in the Africa's Best First Book category is as follows:
Caine Prize organiser Nick Elam said, "We are delighted at the striking number of Caine Prize writers, known to us through their short stories, who feature on this excellent list of first novels."
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