Namwali Serpell Wins 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing

Namwali Serpell Wins 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing

Zambian author Namwali Serpell has won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. She is the first Zambian to ever take home the award, which is given to an African writer for a short story written in English. Serpell was born in Zambia and now lives in California, where she is a professor at UC Berkeley. Serpell’s winning story, The Sack, is about two feuding men and a woman that came between them. The prize’s chair of judges, South African writer Zoë Wicomb, called it “an extraordinary story about the aftermath of revolution with its liberatory promises shattered.” My short story …