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Kinyanjui Kombani “the banker who writes” wins the 2018 CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature

Aug 31, 2018

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.


The 2018 Shortlist for the CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature

Aug 02, 2018

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.


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CODE Announces the Winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars

Sep 29, 2017

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.


ANNOUNCING THE 2017 ALL-STARS SHORTLIST

Sep 08, 2017

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.


CODE Announces New Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature

Mar 27, 2017

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.


Winners of the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana honoured

Oct 03, 2016

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.


CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor Reception

Sep 12, 2016

An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017!


Celebrating the Winners of the 2015-16 Burt Award for African Literature

Apr 26, 2016

CODE congratulates the winners of the 2015/2016 Burt Award for African Literature!


Storytelling in teaching and learning for pupils

Mar 31, 2016

Editor's Note: This article was originally published March 30, 2016 by Tanzania's The Citizen www.thecitizen.co.tz


Ghanaian writers urged to make their contents available online

Dec 15, 2015

Editor's Note: This article was originally published December 8, 2015 on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) website.


Persistence Rewarded for Winners of Inaugural Burt Award in Kenya

Jan 16, 2015

By Geoff Burt, Literary Prizes Foundation


2013 Burt Award for African Literature — Kenya Winners Announced

Oct 11, 2013

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:


Award-Winning Canadian Author Shares Knowledge with Ghanaian Writers

Aug 14, 2012

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.


Government of Tanzania Thanks William Burt for Literary Award

Jul 12, 2012

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.


The Young Crusader Reviewed in Ethiopia's Addis Admase

Mar 31, 2012

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.
 


Burt Award for African Literature Provides Young Readers in Tanzania with Outstanding Books

Jan 23, 2012

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.


First Ethiopia Burt Award Celebrates Excellence in Young Adult Fiction

Oct 06, 2011

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.


Developing vibrant reading culture - The Ethiopian Herald

Sep 18, 2011

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The Twelfth Heart on The Mirror's Book Review

Sep 06, 2011

The Mirror, August 13th, 2011

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This Week’s Article in the Ottawa Citizen’s “The Wrap”: The Burt Award -the Best is Yet to Come

Oct 20, 2010

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.


The Ghanaian Times coverage of the Burt Award

Aug 17, 2010

English Speaking Among Youth Becoming Disastrous
By Dzifa Emma Tetteh


Hadley Dyer on ChickaDEE article

Jul 01, 2010

Burt Award’s jury member Hadley Dyer visits a Tanzania school.  Read all about it in Canada ChickaDEEmagazine.