Who is the 2016 winner of The Caine Prize for African writing?
[D]Lesley Nneka Arimah
Lidudumalingani, the South African writer, filmmaker and photographer, has won the 17th edition of prestigious Caine Prize 2016 for his short story “Memories We Lost”. The winning story explores mental health through the relationship of two sisters in a South African village, one of whom is schizophrenic and the other her protector. The sister’s situation deteriorates as her care is entrusted to Nkunzi, a local man who employs traditional techniques to rid people of their demons. The Caine Prize is an annual literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in the English language to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally.