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Caine Prize 2015 judging panel announced
December 17 , 2014

Judges for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 were announced at the 2014 Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Chaired by award-winning South African writer Zoë Wicomb, the panel also includes radio journalist Zeinab Badawi, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Georgetown Cóilín Parsons, 2004 Caine Prize winner Brian Chikawa, and Man Booker Prize shortlistee and Indian author Neel Mukherjee.

Okwiri Oduor won last year’s prize with her story, My Father’s Head.

The judges are to meet in late April 2015 to draw up a shortlist. While the winner will be announced at a dinner at the Bodleian Library in Oxford on Monday 6 July 2015.

 

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Jessie      Reply     2015-07-29 11:51:57     

I enjoy history and read fact, fiitcon and everything in between.I’ve just finished Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and was bitterly disappointed.I thought that having won the Booker Prize and being about one of my favourite periods, I would find it a real page-turner.Not at all. I found many of the descriptive passages unnecessary and a little contrived as if her ultimate aim was an award, rather than just telling a story and entertaining the readers. And, I didn’t care about any of the characters which is a major flaw where you’re looking with fresh eyes at a specific person, such as Cromwell. And most irritatingly, I hated the way she wrote speech. I could rarely tell who was speaking and had to spend time looking back and trying to ascribe certain passages to particular people. I found it longer than warranted and found her excessive use of punctuation annoying splitting sentences repeatedly which caused me to stumble rather than read fluently.


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