The shortlist for this year’s Golden Baobab Prizes was announced on November 1.
The following, out of a longlist of 25, moved on to the next round:
The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books
The Princess with a Golden Voice – Philip Begho (Nigeria), who has published over 40 books. He writes everything: plays, short stories, children’s books, young adult literature, poetry and novels.
The Little Hippo – Liza Esterhuyse (South Africa)
Grandma Mimo’s Breakfast – Carol Gachiengo (Kenya)
The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books
Seven – Sabina Mutangadura (Zimbabwe)
Rhino – Richard Street (South Africa)
What’s going on at 179 Jabulani Street? – Karen Hurt (South Africa)
The Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers
The Little Secret – Fego Martins Ahia (Nigeria)
Pieces of Africa – Kanengo Rebecca Diallo (Tanzania), at 12, is the youngest writer ever to be on a Golden Baobab shortlist!
Winners will be announced on November 13. Good luck to all the writers.