Tope Folarin, a 2004 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and a Rhodes Scholar, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. Folarin was honored for his short story entitled “Miracle,” which was published in Issue 109 of the journal Transition. The story is about an evangelical church in Texas that has a predominantly Nigerian congregation where members gather to witness the healing powers of a blind prophet.
As the winner of the Caine Prize, Folarin will receive a cash award of £10,000 and will spend a month at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as a writer-in-residence at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.
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