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Jambula Tree and other stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 8th Annual Collection (Caine Prize for African Writing series)

Monica Arac de Nyeko

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ISBN 10: 1904456731 / ISBN 13: 9781904456735
Published by New Internationalist, 2008
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Jambula Tree and other stories: The Caine ...

Publisher: New Internationalist

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Presenting an absorbing array of South African tales, this remarkable collection is headed by "Jambula Tree," winner of the 8th Annual Caine Prize—Africa’s most prestigious literary accolade for a short story published in English. Complemented by the short-listed entries carefully selected by the Caine Prize judges, this collaboration of unique talent promotes voices as spiritual and distinct as the South African landscape itself. With a rich and honest narrative, these refreshingly contemporary stories hum with the multiplicity of a pan-African reality, providing raw and deeply affecting perspectives into a unique and ancient culture. 

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Caine Prize Judges award the Caine Prize to a work (or a short story) by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. The 2008 judges included Jude Kelly, the artistic director of the Southbank Centre; Mark McMorris, a Jamaican poet and a professor of English; Hisham Matar, the Libyan author of In the Country of Men; Hannah Pool, an Eritrean-born journalist for the Guardian; and Jonty Driver, a South African poet, novelist, and lecturer.

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