Kwani? Series
Lusaka Punk and Other Stories

Kwani? Series

Lusaka Punk and Other Stories

Author: The Caine Prize Anthology 2015
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9789966190222
No. of pages: 290
Size of book: 198mm x 129mm
Price: Ksh 1000 ($12)
Year of Publication: 2015

Africa’s most important literary award - International Herald Tribune

Entertaining. Deserves to be widely read - Sunday Independent, South Africa

Rewards its readers again and again - The Huffington Post, USA

Dazzling and splendidly diverse - The Times, UK

A blind girl makes a pilgrimage to Lagos in search of a faith-healing miracle … A boy in a children’s home discovers the truth about his origins … In apartheid Johannesburg, an Indian insurance agent is honoured by his white bosses but his wife feels more than a little uneasy … A schoolboy and his gang investigate the mystery of the alien living in a shed … Dreams and reality merge menacingly in the last days of a former freedom fighter served by an old comrade and rival …

The authors shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize are:

Segun Afolabi (Nigeria) for The Folded Leaf

F. T. Kola (South Africa) for A Party for the Colonel

Elnathan John (Nigeria) for Flying

Masande Ntshanga (South Africa) for Space

Namwali Serpell (Zambia) for The Sack


In addition, 12 writers took part in the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, held this year in Ghana, where each produced a special story for this volume.  These 17 stories – insightful, arresting and entertaining – reflect the richness and range of current writing on the African continent.

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