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The Caine is about the story, not the writer: On the Shortlisting of a former winner
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Lifestyle The Caine is about the story, not the writer: On the Shortlisting of a former winner

The recently announced shortlist of the Caine Prize 2015 includes three stories by writers whose other stories have ever been shortlisted, one of whom has won the prize before. TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire considers what it means for the identity of the Caine Prize to have a former winner shortlisted again

Parrésia’s Richard Ali:  We are publishing African powerful literary voices
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Sport, Arts and Culture Parrésia’s Richard Ali: We are publishing African powerful literary voices

You remember that Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees and Chika Unigwe’s NightDancer, two of the writers and books featured in the first part of these series are published by Parrésia? We talk to the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Richard Ali about the origins, achievements and prospects of their publishing business

Made in Africa: seven publishers changing the African fiction publishing scene
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Lifestyle Made in Africa: seven publishers changing the African fiction publishing scene

In a recent New York Times article, Nigerian writer Tricia Nwaubani argued that Western publishers still determine the type of African story to be published and this is often for Western eyes. This is Africa’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire looks at the other side of the coin through the Made in Africa II series, where he talks to seven publishers at the centre of the growth of new African Literature made on and for the continent