S. African writer, filmmaker and photographer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi wins award

Q.  Which S. African writer, filmmaker and photographer on July 5, 2016 won the 17th edition of the Caine Prize 2016?
- Published on 11 Jul 16

a. Lidudumalingani Nqombothi
b. Lidudumalingani Jqombothi
c. Lidudumalingani Kqombothi
d. Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

ANSWER: Lidudumalingani Mqombothi
 
S. African filmmaker, photographer and writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on July 5, 2016 won the 17th edition of the prestigious Caine Prize 2016 for his short story Memories We Lost.
  • He won 10000 Euro and a month at Georgetown University in the US as writer-in-residence.
  • This winning story covers the battle with schizophrenia and the protagonist’s close relationship with the sibling in the Eastern Cape.
  • Caine Prize is a yearly literature award given to African short story writers who publish work in English.
  • It was established in 2010 in the UK and named in memory of Chairman of the Booker Group, Harry Caine.
  • This award is called the African Booker and it showcases the richness and diversity of African writing

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