Author: Lesley Nneka Arimah
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2019
The 2019 Caine Prize for Africa Writing collection includes the five shortlisted stories, from which the winner is announced on 8 July. ‘Skinned’ by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria), published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 53. `The Wall’ by Meron Hadero (Ethiopia), published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 52. `Sew My Mouth’ by Cherrie Kandie (Kenya), published in ID Identity: New Short Fiction From Africa (Short Story Day Africa/New Internationalist). `It Takes A Village Some Say’ by Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti (Cameroon), published in The Baffler. `All Our Lives’ by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor (Nigeria) published in ID Identity: New Short Fiction From Africa. (Short Story Day Africa/New Internationalist).
What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky
In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and driven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.