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The 2012 shortlist comprises:
Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria) '‘Bombay's Republic’ from 'Mirabilia Review' Vol. 3.9 (Lagos, 2011)
Billy Kahora (Kenya) ‘Urban Zoning’ from ‘McSweeney’s’ Vol. 37 (San Francisco, 2011)
Stanley Kenani (Malawi) ‘Love on Trial’ from ‘For Honour and Other Stories’ published by eKhaya/Random House Struik (Cape Town, 2011)
Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe) ‘La Salle de Départ’ from 'Prick of the Spindle' Vol. 4.2 (New Orleans, June, 2010)
Constance Myburgh (South Africa) ‘Hunter Emmanuel’ from ‘Jungle Jim’ Issue 6, (Cape Town, 2011)
Rotimi Babatunde with his “Bombay’s Republic” was announced winner at the Bodleian Library in Oxford on the 2nd of July 2012.
The Chair of Judges Bernardine Evaristo described the shortlist as “truly diverse fiction from a truly diverse continent.
'The No. 1 African Short Story Competition' - The Independent
'Dazzling and splendidly diverse.' - The Times
'A vital collection drawing on a rich treasury of material.' - The Guardian
'Small Nuggets of African gold. A revelation.' - The Independent
'Out of Africa — and coming to a bookshop near you.' - The Times
'The near-infallible early-warning system for new African Talent' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent
'Spotlights younger writers and emerging literary trends on the continent.'- Washington Post
Publication date: 1 July 2012
Amazon 5-Star Review
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