Zambian Author wins 2015 Caine Prize

Zambian author, Namwali Serpell, has been announced as the winner of the Caine Prize literary award.

Namwali Serpell

Zambian author, Namwali Serpell, has emerged this  year's winner of the Caine Prize literary award as announced in London on July 6, at the  Bodeleian Libraries.

Winning $15,000 cash prize, Serpell won best original short for her story 'The Sack'.

Serpell beat 4 other writers, including two Nigerians; Elnathan John and Segun Afolabi, to emerge the winner.

Previous Nigerian winners of the prize are: Helon Habila (2001), Segun Afolabi (2005), E.C. Osondu (2009), Rotimi Babatunde (2012) and Tope Folarin (2013).


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