Jambula Tree: And Other Stories (Caine Prize for African Writing series #8) (Paperback)
Presenting an absorbing array of South African tales, this remarkable collection is headed by "Jambula Tree," winner of the 8th Annual Caine Prize—Africa’s most prestigious literary accolade for a short story published in English. Complemented by the short-listed entries carefully selected by the Caine Prize judges, this collaboration of unique talent promotes voices as spiritual and distinct as the South African landscape itself. With a rich and honest narrative, these refreshingly contemporary stories hum with the multiplicity of a pan-African reality, providing raw and deeply affecting perspectives into a unique and ancient culture.
About the Author
Caine Prize Judges award the Caine Prize to a work (or a short story) by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. The 2008 judges included Jude Kelly, the artistic director of the Southbank Centre; Mark McMorris, a Jamaican poet and a professor of English; Hisham Matar, the Libyan author of In the Country of Men; Hannah Pool, an Eritrean-born journalist for the Guardian; and Jonty Driver, a South African poet, novelist, and lecturer.