The 2021 AKO Caine Prize season is well underway. Since the announcement of the shortlist, there has been a number of events celebrating the shortlistees and short stories with audiences. Here is the line up of events taking place in the next couple of weeks leading up to the announcement of the winner on the 26th of this month.
CHEEKY NATIVES IN CONVERSATION WITH THE AKO CAINE PRIZE FINALISTS.
DATE: THURSDAY 15 JULY, 5PM BST/ 6PM SAST/ 7PM EAT/ 10AM CST
Join Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, the South-Africa based founders of the much loved literary platform, The Cheeky Natives, in an insightful and incisive conversation with the 2021 AKO Caine Prize finalist.
Rémy Ngamije and Troy Onyango communicated their unavailability to join the discussion.
IRYN TUSHABE IN CONVERSATION WITH TREVOR HERRIOT AT PENNY UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, 6.30PM CST
Canadian novelist Trevor Herriot will chair this conversation with Iryn Tushabe in which they discuss her AKO Caine Prize shortlisted story, ‘A Separation’ at the iconic Penny University Bookstore in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Their conversation will be live-streamed on Facebook
DOREEN BAINGANA IN LIVE CONVERSATION IN ENTEBBE, UGANDA, WITH DAVID KAIZA, FOR IBUA JOURNAL
Date: Saturday 17th July at 11am EAT
2021 AKO CAINE PRIZE X BRITISH LIBRARY X AFRICA WRITES CONVERSATION
DATE AND TIME: MONDAY 19 JULY, 19:00 – 20:30 (BST)
LOCATION: BRITISH LIBRARY PLAYER
This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access and can watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time. All questions will be collected on British Library Player so make sure you register !