The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

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Now entering its seventeenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether residing in Africa or elsewhere. This collection brings together the five 2016 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in April 2016. Short Listed Stories: Memories We Lost by Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (South Africa), The Lifebloom Gift by Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya), What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria), Genesis by Tope Folarin (Nigeria), At your Requiem by Bongani Kona (Zimbabwe). The leading African literary award is also known as the African Booker, as it is named after the Booker Prize founder….