Arts & Culture

Last updated: 21 june, 2010 - 10:36 GMT

The Caine Prize

Olufemi Terry has been announced as the winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Listen to him talking to Harriett after he was announced as the winner.

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And you can listen to The Strand's interviews with all the nominees below.

The Caine Prize for African Writing is one of the continent's most prestigious awards.

It is designed to uncover new talent. Previous winners, including the Sudanese Leila Aboulela and the Nigerians Helon Habila and Segun Afolabi, have gone on to international literary success. The Strand profiles the 2010 nominees.

Olufemi Terry

Olufemi Terry was born in Sierra Leone and grew up in Nigeria, Britain and Cote d'Ivoire before attending University in New York City. He has been shortlisted for click Stickfighting Days from ‘himurenga vol 12/13.

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Ken Barris

Ken Barris is a South African writer and poet. He has been shortlisted for click The Life of Worm from New Writing from Africa 2009.

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Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and academic. She has been shortlisted for click Muzungu from The Best American Short Stories 2009.

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Alex Smith

Alex Smith is a South African novelist. She has been shortlisted for click Soulmates from 'New Writing from Africa 2009'

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Lily Mabura

Lily Mabura is a Kenyan writer. She has been shortlisted for click How Shall We Kill the Bishop? from ‘Wasafiri’ No53, Spring 2008

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