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Meet the AKO Caine Prize Shortlist

We spoke to the writers who've been shortlisted for this year's prestigious AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing announced its shortlist for this year's award earlier today. Perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated literary prizes on the continent, the AKO Caine Prize celebrates 20 years of honouring diverse and high-calibre African writers including the likes of the late Binyavanga Wainaina, Tope Folarin, No Violet Bulawayo and Namwali Serpell.

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'The Most Audacious Writer I Know:' the African Literary Community Reflects on Binyavanga Wainaina's Legacy

The Kenyan literary icon and LGBTQ activist is being celebrated and remembered for his "fearlessness."