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2014 Caine Prize winner - Kenya

2014 Caine Prize winner – Kenya

One of the highlights of the recently concluded Port Harcourt Book festival is the convening of the Africa 39 gang.

Africa 39 is an elite list of the 39 best writers under the age of 40 from African countries south of the sahara.. It’s a literary project co-sponsored by the Hay Festival and the Rainbow Book Club.

20 of the 39 writers flew into Nigeria about a week ago to share their work with festival attendees.

These photographs are proof enough that they all had a great time. Friendships were made instantly. From what I hear there was a good bit of camaraderie and lots of love and fun times.

But if you’re looking for some inside scoop on what went down, the person to talk to is Ukamaka Olisakwe. Read her beautiful journal on the African 39 hangouts in Port Harcourt HERE.

All the images are courtesy ‘PEN International, PHBWC, Okwiri Oduor, Chibundu Onuzo, Mehul Gohil, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. 

Enjoy!

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Chibundu Onuzo – Nigeria

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Caine Prize Winners : Okwiri Oduo (2014), Tope Folarin (2013), Rotimi Babatunde (2012)

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Ukamaka Olisakwe - Nigeria

Ukamaka Olisakwe – Nigeria

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Ndinda Kioko – Kenya

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James Tennant – Pen International and Recaredo Boturu – Equatorial Guinean

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Stanley Gazemba – kenya

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Caine Prize winner, Okwiri Oduor, with Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation sponsors

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Nana Brew-Hammond – Ghana

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(Middle) Shafinaaz Hassim – South Africa

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Koko Kalango and Ken Saro-Wiwa jnr

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Mehul Gohil and Ukamaka Olisakwe

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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