Three African writers have been listed for this year’s Booker Prize. South Africa’s Damon Galgut and Karen Jennings along with Somali/British Nadifa Mohamed are among 13 writers in the list.

Damon’s nomination is for his book The Promise that features South Africa’s history, apartheid and peace and reconciliation. Karen’s book An Island that tells the story of friendship is in this year’s long list.

Nadifa features for her book The Fortune Men and she tweeted about being delighted for being listed.