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Africa African literature: Caine Prize winner stages small 'mutiny' by sharing bounty

Zambian writer Namwali Serpell has promised to share her $15,000 winnings with the other finalists as a way to challenge what she calls the divisiveness of an annual prize awarded for African writing. 

The Caine Prize

Each summer, the announcement of the Caine Prize for African Writing stirs up nagging questions. Why has a British award become one of the most prestigious honors for up-and-coming African fiction writers? And what makes one African writer worthy of representing an entire continent on the global literary stage? 

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