Arts & Culture
2020 AKO CAINE PRIZE CONVERSATION
- 8:30 pm
20 July 2020
Online | £0 - £11.37
The annual AKO Caine Prize aims to bring African writing to a wider audience, popularising short fiction from authors on the continent.
Launched in 2000, the prize is awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English, and this year marks its 21st award. In this virtual event we hear the 2020 finalists discuss their inspiration and work. With Erica Sugo Anyadike (Tanzania), Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria & UK), Jowhor Ile (Nigeria), Rémy Ngamije (Rwanda & Namibia) and Irenosen Okojie (Nigeria & UK). Chaired by Ifeanyi Awachie.
All shortlisted stories are available online, so you can read them and come ready to pose your questions to the writers. All questions will be collected on Zoom.
If you’re unable to join via Zoom, the event is also being streamed live on our Facebook page.
This event is part of Africa Writes’ 2020 online series as a response to the international lockdown most are facing in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic.