Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Gonjon Pin to be launched in Harare

The Gonjon Pin and other stories, the 2014 Caine Prize anthology, is to be launched in Harare at the Book Cafe, 139 Samora Machel, at 5.30pm on Thursday 14 August. All Welcome, Free Admission.

The book features short stories from the winner of the 2104 prize, Kenya's Okwiri Oduor, from the other four shortlisted writers and from the twelve writers from across Africa who participated in the 2014 Caine Prize Workshop, which was held this year in Zimbabwe.

There are seven Zimbabwean writers in the anthology: Tendai Huchu,  Lawrence Hoba, Violet Masilo, Isabella Matambanadzo, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Philani A. Nyoni and Bryony Rheam. It is anticipated that four of the Zimbabwean writers will be at the Harare launch, which will include readings from the anthology and a discussion about Zimbabwean writing, the short story form and the Caine Prize. There will also be an opportunity to have your copy of the book signed and to chat with the writers over a glass of wine.

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