Lesley Nneka Arimah has emerged the winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing, for her short story “Skinned”. The announcement was made in a ceremony held at the University of London, UK.
The Caine Prize name after Late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of the Booker Prize Committee, is awarded annually for a short story by an African writer published in English. Former recipients of the award includes; Leila Aboulela (2000), Helon Habila (2001), Binyavanga Wainaina (2002), Yvonne Owuor (2003), EC Osondu (2009), Okwiri Oduor (2014), amongst others.
Lesley Nneka Arimah is the author of “What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky”, a collection of thirteen amazing short stories and winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa.