The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere, reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. The first prize was awarded in 2000 at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2000 in Harare and it’s usually awarded every July. This year’s winner is Nigeria’s Rotimi Babatunde for his short story entitled Bombay’s Republic.

The other 4 entries were:

1. Urban Zoning (Kenya)

2. Love on Trial (Malawi)

3. La Salle de Départ (Zimbabwe)

4. Hunter Emmanuel (South Africa)