Category: The Prize

  • Read Nine Dots Prize-winning book Bread, Cement, Cactus for free

    28 May, 2020

    Annie Zaidi’s Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation is now available to read for free on the Cambridge University Press website. Bread, Cement, Cactus is based on Zaidi’s winning entry to the Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020, which challenged people to respond to the question ‘Is there still no place like home?’ Combining […]

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  • Mumbai-based journalist and playwright wins Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020

    29 May, 2019

    Entries were judged anonymously by leading international thinkers including Anne Applebaum, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Ira Katznelson and David Runciman 40-year-old Annie Zaidi, a freelance writer whose work includes reportage, essays, short stories, poetry and plays, has been announced as the winner of the US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020. Now in its second cycle, the Prize – […]

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  • Extract from ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’

    29 May, 2019

    Annie Zaidi won the Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020 with her entry ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’. Here is an extract from Zaidi’s 3,000-word response to the question ‘Is there still no place like home?’: In Muhammadabad, a mofussil village struggling to morph into a town, we trace fourteen generations. The uncle who told me this is now […]

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