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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Olufemi Terry wins the Caine Prize

Sierra Leonean writer Olufemi Terry has won this year's Caine Prize for his story, 'Stickfighting Days." The story was described by Fiammetta Rocco, one of the judges of the prize, as presenting "a heroic culture that is Homeric in its scale and conception." He has lived in many parts of Africa as well as the UK and the US. He is currently living in South Africa and working on a novel. He has also worked as a journalist.

You can read 'Stickfighting Days' at the Caine Prize website. The other stories on the short list can be read here. The Caine Prize for African Writing was first awarded in 2000 and is regarded as one of Africa's most important literary prizes.

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