Nigerian Author Wins Prestigious Caine Prize


Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine prize for African writing with his book titled Bombay Republic which tells a story of a Nigerian soldier fighting in Burma during the second world war.
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Rotimi Babatunde

  • Nigeria:  Glory, As Nigeria's Rotimi Babatunde Claims 13th Caine Prize

    Daily Trust, 8 July 2012

    So Nigerian writer Rotimi Babatunde has won the 13th Caine Prize and painted a smile on the face of lovers of writing in Nigeria and elsewhere. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rotimi Babatunde Wins Caine Writing Prize

    Daily Trust, 4 July 2012

    Nigerian writer Rotimi Babatunde has won this year's prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. The £10,000 ($15,700) prize was given for his story Bombay's Republic about ... read more »

  • Africa:  Nigerian Writer Wins Top Literary Prize

    Biz-Community, 3 July 2012

    Described as Africa's leading literary award, the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian Rotimi Babatunde for his short story entitled Bombay's ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Binyavanga Wainaina Launches New Book in Nairobi

    The Star, 4 June 2012

    It's been a book ten years in the making. Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002 for his story Discovering Home. The story was on his ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Know Your Author - Shimmer Chinodya

    The Herald, 2 July 2012

    Shimmer Chinodya was born in Gweru, Zimbabwe, in 1957, the second child in a large, happy family and is one of the country's most prolific writers. He read English Literature and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Writer Babatude Shortlisted for 2012 Caine Prize

    Vanguard, 5 May 2012

    Nigerian budding writer, Rotimi Babatunde is among the five short listed names for the 2012 prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Local Writer, Babatunde, Shortlisted for 2012 Caine Prize

    Vanguard, 2 May 2012

    Nigerian writer, Rotimi Babatunde, is among the five shortlisted for the 2012 prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. This was contained in a released signed by Vice President ... read more »