Earlier this week, the shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing was announced. The contenders:
- “Mallam Sile” (full text via The New Yorker) by Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Ghana
- “For Honour” by Stanley Onjezani Kenani, Malawi
- “Poison” by Henrietta Rose-Innes, South Africa
- “The Day of the Surgical Colloquium” by Gill Schierhout (South Africa)
- “Cemetery of Life” by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Nigeria
If you’re still looking for something to read for the 2008 Africa Reading Challenge, this might be a good place to start.