Thanks to everyone who took part in our first discussion – and now it’s time for the second. This time we’ll be talking about ab”Bombay’s Republic” by Rotimi Babatunde, the story which won this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing (I’d like to thank Aishwarya for bringing it to my attention. You can read the story here on the Caine Prize website, where it’s available as a PDF.

Rotimi Babatunde is a Nigerian writer whose stories, poetry, and plays have been published and staged around the world; as Caine Prize winner, he has also been awarded a month as writer-in-residence at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “Bombay’s Republic” was first published in Mirabilia Review. You can read more stories from this year’s Caine Prize in the anthology African Violet.

We’ll start the discussion of “Bombay’s Republic” here on the blog this Sunday, 5th August.