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The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa is on the Aspen Words Literary Prize and the Nero Book Awards

Stephen Buoro has been shortlisted for the inaugural Nero Book Awards in the debut fiction category for his playful and propulsive debut novel The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa, which the judges described as  ‘extraordinary, driven by a gloriously eccentric central character’, and ‘utterly compelling’.

Published by Bloomsbury, The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa has also been longlisted for the prestigious Aspen Words Literary Prize for 2023. Profound, exhilarating and highly original, this tragicomic novel is a stunning exploration of the contemporary African ‘condition’, the relentless infiltration of Western culture and, most of all, the ordinary but impossible challenges of coming of age in a turbulent world.