July 25, 2020

You are Invited to: Winner Announcement: 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

…to the announcement of the 21st winner of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing
This year, the AKO Caine Prize is able to offer a global invitation to the announcement of the winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. We sincerely hope you will join us online as we announce the winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing on Monday 27 July at 5pm British Summer Time. (GMT +1) 
In response to the unprecedented times and circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic and to mark our twenty-first year and to celebrate this year’s winner, we are  excited to announce that the winner will be announced via a film by British-Nigerian film-maker, Joseph A. Adesunloye highlighting the work of this year’s exceptional shortlisted writers, as well as announcing and celebrating the winner.
The film will be available to view on Monday 27th July at 5pm (British Summer Time) on our website and youtube channel
ABOUT THE FILM-MAKER
Joseph A. Adesunloye has been twice nominated for Raindance Best British Short film nominee for his films Beyond Plain Sight (2014) and 46 (2017). His films have also been showcased at many festivals including the BFI FLARE, the Iris Prize, and the London Short Film Festival. Joseph’s second feature FACES was nominated Best International Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival 2018 and won best feature film at the Durban LGBT Film Festival.
THE 2020 AKO CAINE PRIZE JUDGING PANEL
SHORTLIST: ANTHOLOGY 2020
An anthology of the shortlisted stories will be published in September 2020 featuring the five shortlisted stories, and available to buy here – ahead of that time, you may read the stories on our website and catch up on the podcasts and press interviews with this year’s shortlist. 
 
As ever, we are grateful for the valuable support of our donors in particular those who have supported the prize in this year.
The AKO Caine Prize is principally supported by the AKO Foundation, The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, The Miles Morland Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation, the Booker Prize Foundation, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Royal Over-Seas League, Adam and Victoria Freudenheim and John and Judy Niepold. Other funders and partners include:

The British Council, Georgetown University (USA), The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, The van Agtmael Family Charitable Fund, Rupert and Clare McCammon, Arindam Bhattacherjee, Phillip Ihenacho and other generous donors. Other funders and partners include The British Council, Georgetown University (USA), The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, The van Agtmael Family Charitable Fund, Rupert and Clare McCammon, Arindam Bhattacherjee, Phillip Ihenacho and other generous donors.

 
 
 
 

 

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