How story with a traumatic twist won the Caine Prize

Nigerian-British author Irenosen Okojie is the 2020 winner of the AKO Caine prize for African writing. The writer won the £10,000 award. PHOTO | POOL

What you need to know:

  • Okojie beautifully weaves a haunting tale using delightful language.
  • She successfully tugs at the strings of the hearts of readers as she weaves them in and out of Sidra’s personal tragedies.

Nigerian-British writer, Irenosen Okojie, is the winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story Grace Jones. Grace Jones is one of the stories in Okojie’s latest book, a 2019 collection of stories titled Nudibranch. She beat four other contestants to emerge winner of the £10,000 prize money.

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