- 2014 Burt Award for African Literature Nominee/Short-listed
- 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing nominee
- Ist Prize, Adult Fiction Category – NBDCK Literary Awards, September 2008 Book Week
2014 Shortlist for Golden Baobab Prizes
- Written by Moraa Gitaa
Last Updated: 08 November 2014
The shortlist for the 2014 Golden Baobab Prize is out and my two fellow Kenyans are gunning for gold! Encouraging and inspiring! Way to go!
We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes for African Children's Literature.
The shortlisted writers are:
The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books
- Portia Dery (Ghana) – Grandma’s List
- Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam (Kenya) – Malaika’s Magical Kiosk
- Mandy Collins (South Africa) – There is a Hyena in my Kitchen
- Mike Mware (Zimbabwe) – The Big Ball
The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books
- Bontle Senne (South Africa) – The Monster at Midnight
- Mamle Wolo (Ghana) – Flying through Water
- Mary Okon Ononokpono (Nigeria) – Talulah the Time Traveller
- Hillary Molenje Namunyu (Kenya) – Teddy Mapesa and the Missing Cash
- Jayne Bauling (South Africa) – The Saturday Dress
No stories from the Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers made it onto this year's shortlist. The winners of the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes for Literature as well as the winners and shortlist for the Golden Baobab Prizes for Illustrators will be announced on November 13, 2014. A hearty congratulations to all writers who have made it this far!