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Okwiri Oduor Earns 2014 Caine Prize

Okwiri Oduor, Winner of the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing - peoplewhowrite

Okwiri Oduor, Winner of the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing

For her short story “My Father’s Head“, Okwiri Oduor has won this year’s Caine Prize, edging out a shortlist that boasted Tendai Huchu, Diane Awerbuck, Efemia Chela, and Billy Kahora. Comparing Oduor’s style to that of James Joyce, the chair of the judging committee Jackie Kay cited Oduor’s “extraordinary amount of control” in delivering a “subtle, tender and moving” short about memory and mourning. Kay added, “It is a story you want to return to the minute you finish it.”

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2 responses to “Okwiri Oduor Earns 2014 Caine Prize

  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! Best of luck in the future.

  2. Pingback: The 2015 Caine Prize Shortlist is Here! | people who write

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