Last August, I wrote about The Baobab Prize on this blog. 6 months on, the first winners of the Prize have been announced and two Ghanaians writers were shortlisted! They are Vivian Amanor who wrote Abena and the Corn Seed and Michael Anim who wrote the Tortoise and the Thief. Congratulations also to Ivor Hartmann of StoryTime and Zimbabwe whose story Mr. Goop won The Baobab Prize for a work of fiction aimed at readers aged 12-15 years.
See below for the complete list of prize winners :
WINNERS -THE BAOBAB PRIZE 2008
The Baobab Prize for a work of fiction aimed at readers aged 8-11 years : Lauri Kubuitsile, Botswana. Story: Lorato and her Wire Car
- Good in the World by Marion Drew, South Africa
- The Story of my Life by Fiona Moolla, South Africa
- Abena and the Corn Seed by Vivian Amanor, Ghana
- Live and Let Live by Jenny Robson, South Africa
The Baobab Prize for a work of fiction aimed at readers aged 12-15 years: Ivor Hartman, Zimbabwe. Story: Mr. Goop.
Shortlist for Stories for readers aged 12-15 years:
- Birthday Wishes by Lauri Kubuitsile, Botswana
- This Ubuntu Thing by Jayne Bauling, South Africa
- Courage like a Lion by Jenny Robson, South Africa
- Whips, Tears and Blood by Mercy Adhiambo, Kenya
The Baobab Prize for a rising writer aged 18 years or younger: Aisha Kibwana, Kenya. Story: Strange Visitors that took her life away.
Shortlist for Rising writer Prize:
- Tortoise and the Thief by Michael Anim, Ghana.