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Lesley Nneka Arimah wins the £10,000 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

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Lesley's Skinned is a dystopian story of womanhood and bodily autonomy in a society governed by ritual

You can read Skinned here.

The annual prize is awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English.

Nigerian writer Lesley is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing. Her debut collection What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky won awards including the 2017 Kirkus Prize and the 2017 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Skinned was originally published in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (Issue 53).

Entries for the 2020 Caine Prize for African Writing should be published short fiction between 3,000 and 10,000 words by an African writer. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible. Submissions are open until 31 January 2019, and must be made by publishers.

For full details see the website.

 

 

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