Saturday, 28 July 2012

Vox Africa Interviews

Watch an interview with 2012 shortlisted writers Melissa Myambo and Stanley Kenani on Vox Africa with Henry Bonsu here:

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Looking forward

With the exciting announcement of Rotimi Babatunde's success in winning the thirteenth Caine Prize on 2nd July for his story "Bombay's Republic" a new cycle begins for the Caine Prize.  We start promoting the anthology which includes the 2012 winning story and all the shortlisted stories as well as the ten workshop stories written in South Africa earlier in the year.  African Violet and Other Stories is published by New Internationalist  alongside six African publishers in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Publishers in Ghana, and will soon be published by 'ama Books in Zimbabwe.  

As part of the Prize, Rotimi Babatunde will take part in this year's Open Book Festival in Cape Town between 20-24 September and events in New York to be confirmed later this year.

Rotimi Babatunde, Billy Kahora, Constance Myburgh, Stanley Kenani and Melissa Myambo will all be invited to take part in the 2013 workshop.  For a reminder of the workshop participants who contributed to African Violet here are a couple of film clips shot in South Africa back in March.  

2011 shortlisted author Lauri Kubuitsile talks to Lizzy Attree about the 2012 workshop and her story "Moving Forward" now published in the Caine Prize anthology: African Violet and other stories.

2011 Shortlisted author Beatrice Lamwaka talks to Lizzy Attree in the Book Lounge in Cape Town about the 2012 workshop and her story "Pillar of Love" now published in the Caine Prize anthology: African Violet and other stories.

Watch this space for more from our new guest blogger, Tolu Ogunlesi who will start blogging in September!
Tolu Ogunlesi (pic by Ifeyinwa Uzowulu)
pic by Ifeyinwa Uzowulu