Etisalat214shortlistAnd then there were three. The judges for the Etisalat Prize for African literature have whittled down the long list of writers and those next in the line were announced. The three shortlistees in the running for next awards are Nadia Davids, for An Imperfect Blessing (Random House Struik-Umuzi), Chinelo Okparanta for Happiness Like Water (Granta Publication) and Songeziwe Mahlangu for Penumbra (Kwela Books).

One of these writers will be going home with £15,000 and other goodies when the next Etisalater is announced next year.