Monica Arac de Nyeko is the 2007 Caine Prize winner for her short story “Jambula Tree.” She sees herself as part of the new generation of African writers seeking an imperative voice in Africa today: “It is my Uganda, my land, Africa, my world, my universe, too after all and it will be for my children.”
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The Caine Prize for African Writing is named in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc and was first awarded in 2000. Since 2007, the Lannan Center and the GU English Department have partnered to sponsor a one-month residency at Georgetown for the winner. During their time here, the Caine Prize winner holds office hours, visits classes, and gives readings to the public. You can learn more about the Caine Prize at caineprize.com.