Three Nigerians have made the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist. They are Nonyelum Ekwempu for her story, ‘American Dream’, Olufunke Ogundimu for ‘The Armed Letter Writers’ and Wole Talabi for ‘Wednesday’s Story’.
The five-writer shortlist was unveiled by this Chair of judges, award-winning Ethiopian-American author and former Lannan Foundation Chair in Poetics at Georgetown University, Dinaw Mengestu. He said: “The best short stories have a subtle, almost magical quality to them.
They can contain through the rigour of their imagination and the care of their prose more than just a glimpse into the complicated emotional, political, and social fabric of their characters’ lives.