Kenyan Author Awarded ‘Caine Prize’ For African Writing

Kenyan author, Idza Luhumyo, has been awarded the annual AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her story ‘Five Years Next Sunday’.

In a special ceremony hosted at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Luhumyo beat over 260 entries to emerge the winner earning praises as one that “represented a staggering feast.”

With the award, the African author becomes just the fifth Kenyan to win the writing prize behind Binyavanga Wainaina (2002), Yvonne Owuor (2003), Okwiri Oduor (2014) and Makena Onjerika (2018).

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