Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Nigerian Author, Rotimi Babatunde wins Caine 2012 price for African Writing

Nigerian author, Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine prize for African writing with his book titled Bombay Republic.

With this feat Rotimi Babatunde join the league of young Nigerian writers that have won the coveted prize in recent years. The Caine prize which is the 13th in the series is one of Africa’s prestigious awards for literary excellence.

Rotimi was announced the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held Monday evening at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The winner of the Caine Prize will be given the opportunity of taking up a month’s residence at Georgetown University, as a Writer-in-Residence at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.

Babatude will also be invited to take part in the Open Book Festival in Cape Town in September 2012 and events hosted by the Museum of African Art in New York in November 2012.


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