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PREVIOUS WINNERS

2005 winner: SA AFOLABI

SA Afolabi

The 2005 Prize was awarded to Segun Afolabi from Nigeria for “Monday Morning” from Wasafiri, published in 2004.

 

His work also includes A Life Elsewhere, a collection of 17 short storiespublished in July 2006 and a novel Goodbye Lucille, published in April 2007 by Jonathan Cape. His stories have been published in various literary journals including Granta, the London Magazine, Wasafiri and the Edinburgh Review.


PREVIOUSLY SHORTLISTED WRITERS


Workshop Participants
Among participants in the Caine Prize African Writers’ workshops, which have taken place annually since 2003, Eritrean writer Sulaiman Addonia’s first novel, The Consequences of Love, was published by Chatto & Windus in 2008, and Petina Gappah had a collection of her short stories, set in her native Zimbabwe and named for her Caine Prize workshop story An Elegy for Easterly, published by Faber and Faber in 2009. Niq Mhlongo has published three novels Dog Eat Dog (Kwela, 2004), After Tears (Kwela, 2007) and Way Back Home (2013) and Siphiwo Mahala published a novella When a Man Cries (UKZN Press, 2007) and a collection of short stories African Delights (Jacana, 2011).  Yewande Omotoso, who participated in the 2012 workshop in South Africa, had her debut novel Bom Boy (Modjaji Books, 2011) won the South African Literary Award for First Time Author and was shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Award 2012.