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Rotimi Babatunde wins Caine prize for African writing

The “ambitious, darkly humorous” story of a Nigerian soldier fighting in Burma during the second world war has won Nigeria’s Rotimi Babatunde the £10,000 Caine prize for African writing.

Babatunde, who beat authors from Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa to win the prestigious award for a short story by an African writer published in English…

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