Mukoma wa Ngugi nominated for the Caine Prize

Mukoma wa Ngugi (c) Carmen McCain

Mukoma wa Ngugi, September 2007 (c) Carmen McCain

I found out yesterday that my buddy Mukoma wa Ngugi has been nominated and shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.  The winner will be announced on July 6, 2009. Past winners have included (oh yes) Helon Habila, Monica Arec de Nyeko, Binyavanga Wainaina, Leila Aboulela,Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, S.A. Afolabi, and others. You can read Mukoma’s nominated short story “How Kamau wa Mwangi Escaped into Exile” , which I was privileged to read still in draft a few years ago before its June 2008 publication in Wasafiri, here.  

Congratulations, Mukoma! And good luck! So exciting!
 

Image (c) Carmen McCain

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One response to “Mukoma wa Ngugi nominated for the Caine Prize

  1. Creative stuff. Grips the reader in suspense and equally captivating. Mukoma has come full circle as an authoritative writer. Exquisite stuff.

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