Tope Folarin Wins 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing

Credit: caineprize.com

Credit: caineprize.com

Tope Folarin has won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. The Nigerian won the prize for his short story ‘Miracle’ from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012).

The Chair of Judges, Gus Casely-Hayford, announced Tope Folarin as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held this evening (Monday, 8 July) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Tope Folarin is the recipient of writing fellowships from the Institute for Policy Studies and Callaloo, and he serves on the board of the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Tope was educated at Morehouse College, and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Master’s degrees as a Rhodes Scholar. He lives and works in Washington, DC.

Read more here.

 

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2 Responses to Tope Folarin Wins 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing

  1. Thanks for sharing, Geosi. Hope you are doing great.

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  2. debby 'baro says:

    Great piece of entertaining work by Folarin. I read an excerpt of the story and I loved the engaging power in it. Thanks for sharing!

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