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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!

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:

Young Refugees Receive Burt Award Winning Titles

Feb 22, 2013

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.