Nigerian Writer Wins Top Literary Award


U.S. -based Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story titled Miracle.
  • Nigeria:  Tope Folarin Finds His Place in the Literary World

    This Day, 28 July 2013

    There was a time when Tope Folarin came almost daily to Politics and Prose not to sip iced lattes, as he’s doing on this recent Sunday afternoon, but to learn his craft by ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  What Caine Prize Means to Me - Tope Folarin

    Daily Trust, 14 July 2013

    Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has scooped the Caine Prize for African Writing for his "utterly compelling" short story Miracle, set among Nigerian expatriates living in the US. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria's Tope Folarin Wins Caine Prize for African Writing

    Leadership, 12 July 2013

    Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has been announced as the winner of this year's Caine Prize for African Writing. The writer, who is based in the United States of America scooped the ... read more »

  • Africa:  The Caine Prize Controversy - How African Do You Have to Be?

    Daily Maverick, 11 July 2013

    This year's winner of the Caine Prize for African writing wasn't born in Africa, and has never lived here (except for a short stint at the University of Cape Town). Is Tope Folarin ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerian Author, Tope Folarin Wins Caine Prize

    Vanguard, 9 July 2013

    The 2013 prestigious Caine Prize for African writing has been awarded Tope Folarin; a US-based Nigerian writer. read more »

  • Africa:  Nigerian Writer Wins Top Literary Award

    The Caine Prize for African Writing, 8 July 2013

    Nigeria's Tope Folarin has won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa's leading literary award, for his short story entitled 'Miracle' from Transition, Issue ... read more »

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Tope Folarin

  • Nigeria:  Tope Folarin's 'Miracle'

    Daily Trust, 30 June 2013

    There were moments in Tope Folarin's 'Miracle' where I found myself part of a sweaty crowd in a packed church, as the pastor says 'let us pray', the 'tinny Nigerian gospel music' ... read more »

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