Information on the Baobab Prize

Very happy to spread the word about one of Africa’s most exciting literary initiatives: The Baobab Prize, an annual award that encourages the writing of African literature for young readers.

The Baobab Prize annually invites entries of unpublished African short stories written for audiences either 8-11 years or 12-15 years. This year the prize will award $1,000 to the best story in each category and $800 to a promising young writer (18 years and below). Also all short listed stories will be considered for possible publishing. The Baobab Prize is open to African citizens of all ages. Deadline for submission is June 21, 2010. Check out further details on the website ( and consider submitting your stories.

The mission of the Baobab Prize is to identify the African literary giants of the next generation and to produce classic stories that will be appreciated for years to come!

Contact: Deborah Ahenkorah,


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