SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

An evening in conversation with the 2017 Caine Prize shortlisted authors

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 28 June 2017Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 28 June 2017Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SALT

Type of Event: Panel Discussion

An evening to present and converse with the shortlisted authors of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing

Chair: Lizzy Attree (Director Caine Prize)

Discussant: Carli Coetzee (SOAS)

Please register your free seat here

The 2017 shorlisted authors are:

Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) for 'Who Will Greet You At Home' published in The New Yorker (USA. 2015). Lesley Nneka Arimah is the author of What It Means When A Man Falls from the Sky, a collection of stories published by Riverhead Books (US) and Tinder Press (UK), 2017. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Per Contra and other publications. Lesley was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2016 and was a participant in the Caine Prize 2017 workshop in Tanzania.

Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria) for ‘Bush Baby' published inAfrican Monsters, edited by Margaret Helgadottir and Jo Thomas (Fox Spirit Books, USA. 2015). Chikodili's work has appeared in One Throne, Omenana, Apex, Eclectica, Luna Station Quarterly and the interactive fiction magazine, Sub-Q. In 2014, Chikodili was nominated for a Shirley Jackson award. Chikodili is working on her novel.

Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) for 'The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away' translated by Max Shmookler with support fromNajlaa Osman Eltom, published in The Book of Khartoum - A City in Short Fiction edited by Raph Cormack & Max Shmookler (Comma Press, UK. 2016). Bushra has published four collections of short stories in Arabic. His most recent collection Above a City's Sky was published in 2012, the same year Bushra won the Altayeb Salih Short Story Award. Bushra holds a PhD in Russian language and literature.

Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria) for 'God's Children Are Little Broken Things' published in A Public Space 24 (A Public Space Literary Projects, Inc., USA. 2016). Arinze was the editor of The Muse (No. 24) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he studied English and literature, graduating in 2016. In 2013, Arinze attended the Farafina Trust Creative Writing workshop and was shortlisted for the BN Poetry Prize in 2015. Arinze was a 2015 Emerging Writer fellow of A Public Space magazine, where his short story was published.

Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (South Africa) for 'The Virus’ published in The Harvard Review 49 (Houghton Library Harvard University, USA. 2016). Magogodi's work has appeared in Ploughshares and Elie Wiesel's An Ethical Compass, and has been recognised by the NYU Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and the Truman Capote Fellowship at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she earned her MFA. Magogodi is a recipient of the David Relin Prize for Fiction and is currently working on a collection of interwoven stories exploring the inner lives and loves of ordinary South Africans. She is a proudly Soweto-made soul.

For more information about the shortlist and the judges visit caineprize.com

Contact email: cas@soas.ac.uk