A chronically short-sighted young man finds himself the target of a
preacher's miracle cure... Despite his American street phrases and
his fistful of dollars, a prodigal son's visit to his Sierra Leone
home does not go quite as planned... A medical student blinded in
an accident seems to lose everything but soon learns what he has
gained... Life on the edge for a gang of street boys paid to
disrupt an election... An oil spill opens a path for a Nigerian
teacher to join the woman she loves in the US... The shortlisted
stories for the 2013 Caine Prize - Africa's leading literary prize
- offer five arresting, diverse, provocative snapshots of a
continent and its descendants captured at a time of accelerating
change. The shortlisted authors are: Tope Folarin (Nigeria) for
Miracle Pede Hollist (Sierra Leone) for Foreign Aid Abubakar Adam
Ibrahim (Nigeria) for The Whispering Trees Elnathan John (Nigeria)
for Bayan Layi Chinelo Okparanta (Nigeria) for America In addition,
12 writers from six different African countries took part in the
Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held this year in Uganda, where they
each produced a special story for this volume. These 17 stories
show yet again the richness and range of current writing on the
continent. They underline the primacy of the short story, with its
oral antecedents, at the very heart of African literature.
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