The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize has announced the 2007 winners for Africa:
Best Book Award
The Native Commissioner, by Shaun Johnson (Penguin)
Best First Book
All We Have Left Unsaid, by Maxine Case (Kwela)
Both winners are from South Africa, leaving a host of other nations to shake their fists and lament, “We wuz robbed!”
Overall winners will be announced May 20-27 at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica. Man, I wish I had a press pass for that. Oh, and a plane ticket. And accomodations.