Mar 24, 2015

By Michael Kramer

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Africa is well represented on the list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.

Four African authors are among the ten finalists for the prestigious literary award.

Chair of the judges, Marina Warner, made the announcement today at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

The African writers are Mia Couto of Mozambique, Marlene van Niekerk of South Africa, Ibrahim al-Koni of Libya and Alain Mabanckou of the Republic of Congo.

The Man Booker International Prize recognizes a writer for their achievements in fiction.

Rounding out the list are Cesar Aira of Argentina, Maryse Conde of Guadeloupe, Amitav Ghosh of India, Fanny Howe of the United States, Laszlo Krasznahorkai of Hungary and Hoda Barakat of Lebanon.

The winner will be announced in London on May 19th – and will receive a prize worth nearly $90,000.

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