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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.

CODE Burt Literary Award

CALLING ALL EDITORS for the 2018 Remote Editing Mentorship Program

Aug 22, 2018

Are you passionate about the creative process of young adult literature? Are you looking for an opportunity to work alongside African and Caribbean book creators and mentor their creative process? If you answered yes, then this opportunity is for you!

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.


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.

Rick Wilks

Meet Rick Wilks - CODE Expert Volunteer

Apr 06, 2017

Rick Wilks, President/Co-Founder of Annick Press and CODE Expert Volunteer
At CODE we are so fortunate to work with some incredible volunteers. One of these amazing people is Rick Wilks.

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

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.

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.

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.