Our Longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize

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This year, the Golden Baobab Prize received over 300 new and original stories and illustrations from 17 African countries. Our 2018 Jury, made up of prominent international publishing and literary professionals, went through a rigorous process to evaluate this year’s entries.

2018 Golden Baobab Prize Longlist

Our Longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize 

We are very happy to unveil our 2018 Longlist which features twelve African children’s authors and illustrators from six countries across the continent. They are:

The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books

  • Adeola Adeyemo, Nigeria - The Clock Can’t Jump Through Time

  • Thandazile Sakhile Mpofu, Zimbabwe - Think Before You Act, Kuku!

  • Sharon Salu, Nigeria - Koko’s Head

  • Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio, Cameroon - The Water Festival

The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books

  • Warũgũrũ Mũchĩra, Kenya - Akinyi

  • David Kwakye, Ghana - Keeper of the Gates

  • Ayo Oyeku, Nigeria - The Era of the Afrocubs

  • Lorna Likiza, Kenya - Oi Gets Lost

The Golden Baobab Prize for African Illustrators

The winners of the Golden Baobab Prize will be announced on December 15th, 2018.