The shortlisted writers are:
- Joshua Chizoma (Nigeria) for Collector of Memories,
- Nana-Ama Danquah (Ghana) for When a Man Loves a Woman
- Hannah Giorgis (Ethiopia) for A Double-Edged Inheritance
- Idza Luhumyo (Kenya) for Five Years Next Sunday
- Billie McTernan (Ghana) for The Labadi Sunshine Bar
The three Cassava authors are Nana-Ama Danquah
, Hannah Giorgis
and Billie McTernan
, who contributed to our anthologies, Accra Noir
edited by Nana-Ama Danquah and Addis Ababa Noir
edited by Maaza Mengiste, both part of our Noir series!
In true Noir style, their entries take readers deep into the seedy underbellies of Accra and Addis Ababa, peeling back layers to reveal the lives of its residents. Think mystery, criminal acts, justice, and survival…
And the great news doesn’t end here! We’re thrilled to be publishing the latest AKO Caine Prize anthology, which compiles all the shortlisted stories from the last two years. Fans of the AKO Caine Prize (and exceptional storytelling in general!) keep your eyes peeled for the release of A Mind to Silence and other Stories – coming soon from Cassava Republic Press this summer!
From the Cassava Republic team, congratulations to all the shortlisted writers!