UC Berkeley's Namwali Serpell Wins Caine Prize, Africa's Prestigious Short Story Award

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Namwali Serpell is the 2015 winner of the Caine Prize, given annually to one African writer of short stories in English. The UC Berkeley associate professor chose to celebrate by sharing her $15,000 prize with the four other finalists. The Zambian writer joins us in studio to talk about her winning story, her writing career and why she calls splitting her prize money an "act of mutiny."


Namwali Serpell, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley whose short story "The Sack" won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing