The 2013 Golden Baobab Prizes Longlist Announced

Golden Baobab Longlist

The longlist for the 5th Golden Baobab Prizes were announced on August 30th, 2013.

Nanama B. Acheampong, coordinator of the Golden Baobab Prizes says,

“Golden Baobab is really excited about this year’s stories and we are looking forward to growing further by publishing a collection of these amazing stories we have received. We are currently looking to partner with corporations that share in our vision to bring these stories to the doorsteps of African children everywhere.”

So, if you know of companies that are interested in stories for African children, please do pass along the name of Golden Baobab.

The shortlist and the winners will be announced on October 30th and November 13th respectively.

Now to the longlist.  (Summaries of longlisted stories and biographies of writers are available on the Golden Baobab Website):


Longlist for the Picture Book Prize

Carol Gachiengo – Grandma Mimo’s Breakfast (Kenya)

Mandy Collins – Dad Goes to School (South Africa)

Philip Begho – The Princess with the Golden Voice (Nigeria)

Liza Esterhuyse – The Little Hippo (South Africa)

Nneoma Ike-Njoku – Elelenma (Nigeria)

Philip Begho – The Two-Headed Monster (Nigeria)

Regina Malan – The Butterfly Tree (South Africa)

Ansie Nel – Thumisang and Pulane (South Africa)

Ayibu Makolo– The Little Yellow Frog (Nigeria)

Nahida Esmail – Bibo Learns to Speak the Truth (Tanzania)

Longlist for the Early Chapter Book Prize

Fawa Conradie – Kay Cera Cera (South Africa)

Sabina Mutangadura – Seven (Zimbabwe)

Edith-Susan Uchenna – Christmas in Kemah’s Home Town (Nigeria)

Richard Street – Rhino (South Africa)

Sedem Abla Agbolosu – Kwame Gets a Job (Ghana)

Tunji Ajibade – In the End (Nigeria)

Karen Hurt – What’s Going on at 179 Jabulani Street? (South Africa)

Ayibu Makolo – Madam’s Maid (Nigeria)

Derek Lubangakene – Of Ghosts and Grave-Robbers (Uganda)

Olorunfunmi Temitope – Grandma’s Hens (Nigeria)

Longlist for The Rising Writer Prize

Jennifer Sarfo – Songs of Gods (Ghana)

Kanengo Diallo – Pieces of Africa (Tanzania)

Fego Martins Ahia – The Little Secret (Nigeria)

Asantewa Owusu-Darko – The Busting of the Greedy Gangster (Ghana)

Freda Sarfo – Making a Wish (Ghana)


Good luck to all the writers!



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