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 Caine Prize 2011 - To See the Mountain and other stories

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Caine Prize 2011 - To See the Mountain and other stories

The best in new short story fiction from Africa's leading literary award.

Won by 2013 Booker shortlisted author NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) for Hitting Budapest

"A near-infallible early-warning system for new African talent"
Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Size: 19.4cm x 13cm, 256 pages, paperback
Publication date: 1 July 2011

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Now in its twelfth year, The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. This collection contains this winning story and the other four 2011 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in Cameroon in April 2011.

126 qualifying stories have been submitted from 17 African countries and the panel have announced the following 5 authors for the shortlist:

NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Hitting Budapest
Beatrice Lamwaka (Uganda), Butterfly Dreams
Tim Keegan (South Africa), What Molly Knew
Lauri Kubuitsile (Botswana), In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata
David Medalie (South Africa), The Mistress's Dog

A co-publishing arrangement between the Caine Prize and New Internationalist, Cassava Republic in Nigeria, Jacana Media in South Africa and Kwani? in Kenya.

'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, The Independent

'Spotlights younger writers and emerging literary trends on the continent.' Washington Post

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Code: BCP11
Supplier New Internationalist
Product Keys Educational, Recycled