Nigerian Author Irenosen Okojie Wins AKO Caine Prize for Africa
Okojie was announced the winner of the £10,000 award prize at a virtual unveiling on YouTube, for her short story "Grace Jones." In May, a five-writer shortlist was released for the 20th edition that featured stories that "speak eloquently to the human condition through a diverse array of themes and genres".
Nigerian author, Irenosen Okojie.
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