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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.

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!

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.

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.

The Ghanaian Times coverage of the Burt Award

Aug 17, 2010

English Speaking Among Youth Becoming Disastrous
By Dzifa Emma Tetteh