From The Guardian.
For the first time, the Caine Prize for African writing has been awarded to an African author living outside the country.
Tope Folarin, a Nigerian who currently lives in the U.S., won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story, “Miracle.”
The story is set in an evangelical Nigerian church in Texas, where the congregation has gathered to witness the healing powers of a blind pastor/prophet.
“I’m a writer situated in the Nigerian disapora, and the Caine prize means a lot…I consider myself Nigerian and American, both identities are integral to who I am. To win … feels like a seal of approval,” Folarin said.
Gus Casely-Hayford, chairman of judges for the Caine Prize, described “Miracle” as “A delightful and beautifully-paced narrative, that is exquisitely observed and utterly compelling.”
Read more at The Guardian.