The Caine Prize for African Writing presents: The Shortlist 2016

Wednesday 29th June 19:00 at London - Piccadilly

This really is an evening of celebration as we welcome the shortlisted authors of this year’s Caine Prize for African Writers.

Abdul Adan’s The Lifebloom Gift is published in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014. His work has appeared in African magazines Kwani, Jungle Jim, Gambit, Okike, Storytime, SCARF and elsewhere. He was a participant in the 2014 Caine Prize workshop in Zimbabwe, and is a founding member of the Jalada collective.

Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky was published in Catapult.  Lesley Nneka Arimah is a Nigerian writer living in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s and other publications. When she isn't spreading peace and joy on Twitter, Arimah is at work on a collection of short stories and (rumours have it) a novel.

Tope Folarin’s Genesis was published in Callaloo. Tope Folarin won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013, and in 2014 he was named in the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 39. In addition, his work has been published in various anthologies and journals. He lives in Washington DC.

Bongani Kona’s At your Requiem was published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You. A freelance writer and contributing editor of Chimurenga, his writing has appeared in Mail & Guardian, Rolling Stone (South Africa), Sunday Times and other publications and websites. He is also enrolled as a Masters student in the Creative Writing department at the University of Cape Town.

Lidudumalingani’s Memories we Lost  was also published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You. Lidudumalingani is a writer, filmmaker and photographer. Born in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, in a village called Zikhovane, Lidudumalingani has published short stories, non-fiction and criticism in various publications. His films have been screened at various film festivals.

Join the authors for an evening of readings and conversation – all welcome!

This event is free but please reserve your place in store, by telephone 020 7851 2400 or email

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Wednesday 29th June 19:00

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