(Capetonian) Olufemi Terry wins 2010 Caine Prize

Olufemi Terry was announced as the winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African writing at a function in Oxford on Monday night. Terry was born in Sierra Leone but now lives in Cape Town. His story ‘Stickfighting Days’ is a disturbing closely-detailed first-narrative from the perspective of a street kid who’s life is centred on stickfighting, status, and ultimately vengeance. It’s not a likable story in many ways, but it’s undoubtedly convincing and compelling.  You can read it here on the Caine Prize website http://www.caineprize.com/pdf/2010_Terry.pdf