A Miracle! Nigerian Writer Tope Folarin is the 14th Winner of Caine Writing Prize

Nigerians are steadily making us proud.

Nigerian writer, Tope Folarin has been announced as the 14th winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. His short story “Miracle” earned him the prize money of 10,000 Pounds.


See what Gus Casely-Hayford the Chair of the judges had to say about his story, “Tope Folarin’s ‘Miracle’ is another superb Caine Prize winner – a delightful and beautifully paced narrative, that is exquisitely observed and utterly compelling“.

The first Nigerian to win the Caine Prize is the popular multiple awards winning novelist Helon Habila in 2001. Previous shortlisted Nigerian writers include the famous Nigerian authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2002; Chika Unigwe in 2004, was also shortlisted in 2006 for the Dutch equivalent of the Orange Prize for her novel translated into Dutch, “de fenicks”. Ike Okonta in 2005; Sefi Atta in 2006, is famous for her Everything Good Will Come and Swallow and the short story collection News From Home.

Congrats to him and to Nigeria for producing this bundle of talent.

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