Nigeria’s Tope Folarin wins Caine writing prize
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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