The Jambula Tree is the eighth collection from the Caine Prize for African Writing, Africa's leading literary prize. The prize is awarded to a short story by an African writer living in Africa or elsewhere. Each year the winning story and short-listed entries are collected and published in one volume.
This 8th collection includes the winning story Jambula Tree by Monica Arac de Nyeko from Uganda as well as the other finalists: Ada Udechukwu (Nigeria), Uwem Akpan (Nigeria), Henrietta Rose-Innes (South Africa) and E.C. Osondu (Nigeria). Also featured in this collection are stories from the 2008 Celtel Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop. Writers from Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Botswana and Sierra Leone are all represented in this collection.
Sudanese writer and Chair of the Caine Prize 2007 judges, Jamal Mahjoub, praised Jambula Tree as a "witty and touching portrait of a community
affected forever by a love which blossoms between two adolescents."
- Price: N1200
- ISBN: 978-978-987-91-2-6
- Pages: 227