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Significant Changes to Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Guidelines: Your Book or Manuscript May Now be Eligible!

Aug 08, 2013

As a result of some concerns raised by publishers and authors, CODE has made some significant changes to the guidelines that will allow more publishers and authors to submit works.
 The revisions to the guidelines include the following:

New Award for Literature for Young Adults - Newsday

May 14, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday newspaper featured an article on the launch of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature on May 13, 2013. See the article below.

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Now Open for Submissions

May 13, 2013

Eligible books and manuscripts can now be submitted to the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature! 

New Award to Recognize Excellence in Caribbean Literature for Young Adults

Apr 29, 2013

New Award to Recognize Excellence in Caribbean Literature for Young Adults

Books for Teens by Ethiopian Writers - What's Out Addis?

Apr 02, 2013

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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Burt Award Inspires Young Ethiopian Authors to Keep Writing

Mar 27, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Young Crusader Reviewed in Ethiopia's Addis Admase

Mar 31, 2012

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.

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.

First Ethiopia Burt Award Celebrates Excellence in Young Adult Fiction

Oct 06, 2011

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.

Developing vibrant reading culture - The Ethiopian Herald

Sep 18, 2011

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The Twelfth Heart on The Mirror's Book Review

Sep 06, 2011

The Mirror, August 13th, 2011

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This Week’s Article in the Ottawa Citizen’s “The Wrap”: The Burt Award -the Best is Yet to Come

Oct 20, 2010

Ottawa-based literacy organization 'CODE' Nurturing African Literature for Teens
In the heart of Sandy Hill, at the corner of Chapel and Laurier streets, sits a majestic, red brick Victorian house once the private residence of a Bytown fuel merchant named John Heney.

The Ghanaian Times coverage of the Burt Award

Aug 17, 2010

English Speaking Among Youth Becoming Disastrous
By Dzifa Emma Tetteh

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. 

Hadley Dyer: Book awards and less tangible rewards

Apr 02, 2010

Read Hadley Dyer’s blog post in the National Post on the need for homegrown stories for young people.