Posted on 07/19/2022 at 08:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Congratulations are in order for Kenyan writer Idza Luhumyo, who has won this year's AKO Caine Prize.
The £10,000 ($12,000) award goes to an African writer's short story published in English.
Judges called "Five Years Next Sunday," Luhumyo's winning story, "incandescent."
It follows a girl whose hair holds the power to bring rain; her community fears her, but the acceptance she finds from a foreigner isn't exactly innocent, either.
You can actually read "Five Years Next Sunday" in the Johannesburg Review of Books.
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