Launched in 2000, the Caine Prize for African Writing is a award for short stories written by writers of African origin and in the English . This year’s 166 entries from 23 countries is the highest number of submissions in its 17 year history. The five shortlisted stories for the 2017 prize : “Virus” by Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (South Africa) “ Will Greet You At Home” by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) “The Story of the Girl Whose Bird Flew Away” Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) “Bush Baby” by Chikodili (Nigeria) “God’s Children Are Little Broken Things” by Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria) This year’s winner will be awarded £10 000 and the other shortlisted writers will receive £500 to be announced on July 3rd at the Senate House Library in London. OkayAfrica contributor Sabo Kpade will review shortlisted entry leading up to the announcement of the winner on July 3rd. Entry 3 is God Children Are Little Things by Arinze Ifeakandu . of stories are ready-fodder for fiction. Where the writer will have to succeed is in the execution, and in this Arinze Ifeakandu has excelled to a large extent. “God’s Children Are Little Broken Things” is […]