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Caine Prize Shortlistees Read in London (Plus: Complete BBC Podcasts)

A Life in Full and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2010Alert! The five 2010 Caine Prize shortlistees are set to appear in London for three events in early July, starting with an event at the Travel Bookshop on Saturday the 3rd, which will double as a celebration of the forthcoming 11th Caine Prize collection, A Life in Full and Other Stories.

The authors – Alex Smith, Ken Barris, Namwali Serpell, Olufemi Terry and Lily Mabura – will read from their nominated stories and discuss their work.

Then, on the 4th and 7th, the writers will appear at the South Bank Centre and the e School of Oriental and African Studies, respectively, for more Caine Prize word-spreading.

Here are the details:

Event Details – Travel Bookshop

Event Details – South Bank Centre

Event Details – SOAS

  • Date: Wednesday, 07 July 2010
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Venue: Room 116, SOAS, main building (first floor)
    Thornhaugh Street, London
    WC1H 0XG
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: 0207 898 4370,
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Meanwhile, the final Caine Prize podcast has been added to the collection of the BBC’s that Alex Smith wrote about at the beginning of the week. Listen to the 2010 Caine Prize shortlistees:

BBC Podcasts

Ken Barris (South Africa) “The Life of Worm” from New Writing from Africa 2009

Lily Mabura (Kenya) “How Shall We Kill the Bishop?” from Wasafiri No.53, Spring 2008

Namwali Serpell (Zambia) “Muzungu” from The Best American Short Stories 2009

Alex Smith (South Africa) “Soulmates” from New Writing from Africa 2009

Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) “Stickfighting Days” from Chimurenga vol 12/13, 2008

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