2017 Caine Prize Residency

Bushra Elfadil

Bushra Elfadil won the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award for his short story entitled “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away,” translated by Max Shmookkler, with support from Najlaa Osman Eltom published in The Book of Khartoum – A City in Short Fiction (Comma Press, UK. 2016). The Chair of Judges, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, announced Bushra Elfadil as the winner of the £10,000 prize at an award dinner this evening (Monday, 3 July) held for the first time in Senate House, London, in partnership with SOAS as part of their centenary celebrations.

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