This year’s Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian writer Tope Folarin for his short story Miracle. He has been awarded £10,000.
'Miracle' is a story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian church where the congregation has gathered to witness the healing powers of a blind pastor-prophet. Religion and the gullibility of those caught in the deceit that sometimes comes with faith rise to the surface as a young boy volunteers to be healed and begins to believe in miracles.(x)