The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories

This collection brings together the five 2017 shortlisted stories, along with eleven stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in Tanzania in April 2017.

Last year’s winner. Lidudumalingani (South Africa), Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya), Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe), Cheryl Ntumy (Botswana/Ghana), Daniel Rafiki (Rwanda), Darla Rudakubana (Rwanda), Agazit Abate (Ethiopia), Esther Karin Mngodo (Tanzania), Lydia Kasese (Tanzania), and Zaka Riwa (Tanzania).

This collection brings together the five 2017 shortlisted stories, along with eleven stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in Tanzania in April 2017.Judges are drawn from different literary fields including eminent journalists, broadcasters and academics with expertise and a connection to literature in Africa. Five stories are selected for the shortlist by the judges, with one being selected as the winner on the day of the award on 3 July 2017. This year’s judes are: Nii Ayikwei Parkes, award winning author, poet and editor; 2007 Caine Prize winner, Monica Arac de Nyeko; author and Chair of the English Department at Georgetown University, Professor Ricardo Ortiz; Libyan author and human rights campaigner, Ghazi Gheblawi; and distinguished African literary scholar, Dr Ranka Primorac.
Weight 302 g
Dimensions 129 × 194 × 20 mm