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Before becoming a full-fledged novel writer, Chikwava won the Caine Prize for his short story Seventh Street Alchemy , published in in Zimbabwe by Weaver Press. The short stories in the collection were chosen by the manager of the publishing house herself, Irene Staunton.
This prize is now sometimes nicknamed the Booker Prize of African literature. Its originality resides in the fact that is awarded to a short story. The prize was for instance awarded to a short story by the Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina published on the Internet.
Of mirror cities and their broken reflections Brian Chikwava had settled in London shortly before being awarded the Caine Prize in He had left Zimbabwe where he had devoted himself to writing, but also to music as a jazz musician. He was also connected to the world of visual art. By emigrating to Britain — or by returning to Britain as he had in fact studied in Bristol — Brian Chikwava had changed universes.
Even if both the North and the South remain mirrors of each other. His short story Seventh Street Alchemy captures in a fascinating way the amalgamation of several destinies: that of an ageing prostitute and her daughter, a musician, a civil servant and her flighty husband.
All situations seem to take place almost at the same time or at least in a very short space of time. And a seemingly fortuitous networking of individual destinies combines the threads of the narrative. They describe labyrinths where individuals lose their way and where any migration is actually made impossible by the difficulty of extracting oneself from the maze.