There are currently four Caine prize winning stories available via the app: “The Museum” by Leila Abouela, “Jungfrau” by Mary Watson, “Monday Morning” by Segun Afolabi and “Seventh Street Alchemy” by Brian Chikwava.
These stories can now be read for free on internet-enabled mobile devices. The aim of this partnership is to make the stories available to a wider number of people in Africa as well as to introduce these African authors to the world:
Since its inception in 2000, the Caine Prize has stood for high calibre short fiction on the English African writing scene.
Worldreader is very excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with the Caine Prize and are working with the first ten recipients to publish their work on the Worldreader Book App. This means that their stories will be available, for free, on Internet-enabled mobile phones* the world over. Readers in Africa will have unprecedented access to some of their continentsâ€™ most compelling short fiction, and readers on other continents will have a chance to get to know Africa through the words of its people.