Nigerian Writer, Tope Folarin Wins Caine Prize For African Writing

In other African Literature news, US based Nigerian writer, Tope Folarin has been awarded the 2013 Prestigious Caine Prize for African writing.

He walked away with $15000 for his short story Miracle, which is set in an evangelical Nigerian church in Texas, USA. The book races through a congregation that gathers at a church to witness the healing powers of a blind pastor.

The prize winner was among five other writers shortlisted of whom three were Nigerian, Elnathan John for 'Bayan Layi', Abubakar Adam for 'The Whispering Trees' and Chinelo Okparanta for 'America'.

Nigerians are surely representing Africa from all aspects!

This is good news for African Literature.

Congratulations, Tope Folarin.
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