Nneka Arimah wins 2019 Caine Prize

Igbo and Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She won the prize for her short story Skinned.

Skinned, a satirical story, focuses on the challenges faced by women in African societies still dominated by ancient customs.

Skinned follows the fortunes of Ejem, who comes from a culture where girls are uncovered at a certain age to go around without clothes until they are claimed by a husband.

I hope she joins Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to keep entertaining the world with African stories.

By OzoIgboNdu1 of Igbo Defender

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