Sudan / 2016
This is the story of a luckless man who falls for a beautiful, mysterious girl who transforms his luck. Or does she? Bushra al-Fadil hails from Sudan and has published four collections of short stories in Arabic. This story was translated from Arabic, as well. He holds a PhD in Russian language and literature. "The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away" is nominated for this year's Caine Prize. The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The winner will be announced on July 3rd.