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!
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:
Young people from four different refugee camps in northern Kenya will have access to high-quality, entertaining English novels, thanks to CODE and Windle Trust Kenya, an NGO whose primary mission is to provide, promote and coordinate quality education and training for refugees.