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.
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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 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 congratulates the winners of the 2015/2016 Burt Award for African Literature!
OWL Magazine featured an article on CODE and the Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia in their Jan/Feb 2014 issue. The magazine for children ages 9 to 13 includes a section called World Watch, where they write each month about global issues.
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What's Out! Addis published an article about the 2012 winners of the Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia in its March 2013 edition.
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Three young Ethiopian authors received the Burt Award for African Literature for their outstanding Young Adult novels telling contemporary stories of youth in their country.
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.
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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