Nigeria’s Tope Folarin wins Caine writing prize

4 years ago by in Feature, Spotlight, Entertainment, Art & Culture, Inspiration

US-based Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has won this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing.

He received the £10,000 ($15,000) prize for his short story Miracle, set in an evangelical Nigerian church in the US state of Texas.

The judges described it as a “delightful and beautifully paced narrative”.

Mr Folarin was among five writers short-listed for the prize, regarded as Africa’s leading literary award.

Three other Nigerians were short-listed – Elnathan John for Bayan Layi, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for The Whispering Trees and Chinelo Okparanta for America.

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