Accra, Ghana and Ottawa, Canada, August 31, 2018 – CODE and the Ghana Book Trust proudly announce the winner, the honour book, and the finalists of the 2018 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by African authors, at an award ceremony at the Ghana International Book Fair in Accra, Ghana.
Accra, Ghana July 31, 2018 – The Ghana Book Trust (GBT) and CODE are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature. This year, Ghana Book Trust received 17 submissions from publishers in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
CODE is proud to announce the winner, the honour book, and the finalists for the 2017 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: All-Stars. The National Book Development Council of Kenya in partnership with CODE hosted a fun-filled award ceremony for the authors and publishers in Nairobi on Sept 29.
CODE is delighted to announce its Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature shortlist. This first regional competition is dubbed the All-Stars edition because all of the first prize winners of CODE’s Burt Award in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania since 2009 are being considered for this grand prize.
The multi-country grand prize to launch with a special “all stars” competition for past winners of the former Burt Award for African Literature
(Ottawa, March 27, 2017) — CODE is pleased to announce the details and call for submissions for a new multi-country literary prize called CODE’s Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature.
Rattling in the Closet, Red Spectacles Knows and The Step Monster represent the diverse range of winning titles at the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana.
An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017!
CODE congratulates the winners of the 2015/2016 Burt Award for African Literature!
Editor's Note: This article was originally published December 8, 2015 on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) website.
By Geoff Burt, Literary Prizes Foundation
The most recent winners of the Burt Award for African Literature — Kenya were announced in Nairobi on September 27th.
A crowd of over 100 people gathered for a ceremony recognizing excellence in literary works for young people in English.
Three winning authors received a total of $21,000CAD in prize money. They are:
CODE’s extensive network of expert volunteers grew even bigger recently with the addition of award-winning Canadian author Kevin Major, who visited Ghana as part of the Burt Award for African Literature program.
The Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports of Tanzania recently sent a letter to William Burt thanking him for his support for the country's publishing industry through the Burt Award for African Literature.
A review of 2011 Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia first place winner The Young Crusader was published in the Ethiopian newspaper Addis Admase on March 31, 2012. Click the image below to see the article in PDF format (in Amharic only). The English translation is below.
Three new outstanding young adult fiction books will be made available to Tanzanian readers thanks to the third round of the Burt Award for African Literature – Tanzania.
The first three recipients of the Ethiopia Burt Award for African Literature were announced at an official ceremony held at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa on August 27, 2011.
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Ottawa-based literacy organization 'CODE' Nurturing African Literature for Teens
In the heart of Sandy Hill, at the corner of Chapel and Laurier streets, sits a majestic, red brick Victorian house once the private residence of a Bytown fuel merchant named John Heney.