Who We Are


Golden Baobab's vision is to inspire the imaginations of African children through African stories. We discover, nurture and celebrate talented African writers and illustrators of children’s stories. We do this with:

  • Our annual Golden Baobab Prizes for African Literature and Illustration which discover and celebrate the best writers and illustrators and honor them with a prestigious award and cash prize.
  • Our programs and workshops which nurture talented African writers and illustrators and provide creative and technical resources to improve their craft.
  • Leading African and international publishers who turn our award winning stories into books for children and support the careers of children’s writers and illustrators in Africa.

Our dream is to see a world filled with wonder and possibilities, one African children's story at a time.