Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka wins the Caine prize for African writing for her short story, Skinned. Initially, this story was published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern (Issue 53).
Before the win, Arimah’s story had appeared on the shortlist for the third time on the Caine prize, and there is definitely no wonder why her amazing story won the prize.
According to a statement made by Caine Prize representatives;
“‘SKINNED’ ENVISIONS A SOCIETY IN WHICH YOUNG GIRLS ARE CEREMONIALLY ‘UNCOVERED’ AND MUST MARRY IN ORDER TO REGAIN THE RIGHT TO BE CLOTHED. IT TELLS THE STORY OF EJEM, A YOUNG WOMAN UNCOVERED AT THE AGE OF FIFTEEN YET ‘UNCLAIMED’ IN ADULTHOOD, AND HER ATTEMPTS TO NEGOTIATE A RIGIDLY STRATIFIED SOCIETY FOLLOWING THE BREAKDOWN OF A PROTECTIVE FRIENDSHIP WITH THE MARRIED CHIDINMA. WITH A WIT, PRESCIENCE, AND A WICKED IMAGINATION, ‘SKINNED’ IS A BOLD AND UNSETTLING TALE OF BODILY AUTONOMY AND WOMANHOOD, AND THE FAULT LINES ALONG WHICH SOLIDARITIES ARE FORMED AND BROKEN.”
Btw WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY is $1.99 on your preferred ebook platform (idk when it ends)
Kindle:https://www.amazon.com/What-Means-When-Man-Falls-ebook/dp/B01K1ATYFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1547740224&sr=1-1&keywords=Arimah … Nook:https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-it-means-when-a-man-falls-from-the-sky-lesley-nneka-arimah/1124302325?ean=9780735211049 …
Apple Books:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/what-it-means-when-a-man-falls-from-the-sky/id1142057935?mt=11 …
Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lesley_Nneka_Arimah_What_It_Means_When_a_Man_Falls?id=H-DODAAAQBAJ …
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