An evening with the 2010 Caine Prize winner

An evening with the 2010 Caine Prize winner

You are invited to an evening with Olufemi Terry, the winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Terry, who hails from Sierra Leone but lives in Cape Town, was awarded Africa’s leading literary award for his story “Stickfighting Days”, published in Chimurenga Vol. 12/13, at a function in the Bodleian Library in Oxford earlier this month.

Olufemi Terry

In announcing the winner, the Economist’s Literary Editor Fiammetta Rocco said: “ambitious, brave and hugely imaginative, Olufemi Terry’s ‘Stickfighting Days’ presents a heroic culture that is Homeric in its scale and conception. The execution of this story is so tight and the presentation so cinematic, it confirms Olufemi Terry as a talent with an enormous future.” Mr Terry will be joined by fellow Capetonian Caine Prize finalist Ken Barris.

The Caine Prize for African Writing is named after the late Sir Michael Caine,
former Chairman of the Booker Prize management committee. It is intended to encourage the recognition of the richness and diversity of African writing in English and is open to writers from anywhere in Africa. Its focus is on the short story, as reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.

Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Date: Thursday 22 July

Time: 5:30 for 6:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at aspath@idasa.org.za or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe and will cost you R3.50 per hour.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street)
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