Memory This Size & Other Stories, A
A chronically short-sighted young man finds himself the target of a preacher’s miracle cure… Despite his American street phrases and his fistful of dollars, a prodigal sons visit to his Sierra Leone home does not go quite as planned…A medical student blinded in an accident seem to lose everything but soon learns what he has gained…Life on the edge for a gang of street boys paid to disrupt and election…An oil spill opens a path for a Nigerian teacher to join the woman she loves in the US…
These shortlisted stories for the 2013 Caine Prize – Africa’s leading literary prize – offer five arresting, diverse, provocative snapshots of a continent and its descendants captured at a time of accelerating change.
Author: The Caine Prize for African Writing
Caine Prize 2013