June 14, 2021

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Troy Onyango has been shortlisted for his title ‘This Little Light of Mine’ published in Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia, 2020.

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Kenyan Writer Troy Onyango Shortlisted for  2021 Caine Prize

Kenyan Writer Troy Onyango Shortlisted for  2021 Caine Prize

Kenyan Writer, Troy Onyango, is among five African writers shortlisted for the 2021 Caine Prize African Writing.

Troy Onyango has been shortlisted for his title ‘This Little Light of Mine’ published in Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia, 2020.

Onyango is the founder and editor-in-chief of Lolwe. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Wasafari, Johannesburg Review of Books, Nairobi Noir, Caine Prize Anthology, and Transition among others. The winner of the inaugural Nyanza Literary Festival Prize and first runner-up in the Black Letter Media Competition, he has also been shortlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize, the Brittle Paper Awards, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He holds an MA in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of East Anglia, where he was a recipient of the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship.

2021  Shortlisted African Writers For  2021 Caine Prize

  • ‘This Little Light of Mine’ by Troy Onyango (Kenya) published in Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia, 2020.
  • ‘Lucky’ by Doreen Baingana (Uganda) published in Ibua Journal, Online in Kampala, Uganda, 2021.
  • ‘The Street Sweep’ by Meron Hadero (Ethiopia) published in ZYZZYVA, USA, 2018.
  • ‘The Giver of Nicknames’ by Rémy Ngamije (Namibia) published in Lolwe, Kenya, 2020.
  • ‘This Little Light of Mine’ by Troy Onyango (Kenya) published in Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia, 2020.
  • ‘A Separation’ by Iryn Tushabe (Ugandan) published in EXILE Quarterly, Canada 2018.

 

 

 

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