Monday, July 24, 2006

caine prize 2006

Darrel Bristow-Bovey - the other South African on the Caine shortlist & the only man - was in the running for his dialogue-driven short story on Johannesburg's criminal underbelly, A Joburg Story.

Kenyan writer Muthoni Garland signs an autograph at the South Bank reading. Garland was short-listed for her story, Tracking the Scent of My Mother.

Academic & literary translator, Wangui wa Goro (left) poses with writer, Laila Lalami, author of Hopes and Other Dangerous Pursuits. A Moroccan, Lalami manages the literary blog Moorish Girl. She was short-listed for her short story, The Fanatic.

Here posing with Kadija George (left) is Nigerian Sefi Atta who made the short-list for her short story, The Last Trip. Atta is the author of the novel, Everything Good Will Come. Kadija George organised Atta readings in the UK in 2005.

*Photos: taken @ the South Bank Centre, London, on 11 July 2006 (c) MW


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