Tag: Elshadai Tesfaye

  • Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017

    Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017

    Elshadai Tesfaye is the winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Southern Sun, May Fair Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2017. In early September, the shortlist for the new Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All Stars was…

  • Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi

    Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi

    An epic running of the Storymoja Festival 2017 is set for September 27 – October 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival theme this year is “Black Peace.” The Storymoja Festival, founded by Storymoja Publishers in 2007, is one of the most important literary festivals on the African continent today. It was started with a small…

  • Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars unveiled

    Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars unveiled

    The shortlist for the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars has been unveiled. The Burt Award was started in Tanzania in 2008 to recognize excellence in young adult literature, address an ongoing shortage of relevant, high quality books for young readers, and promote a love of reading and learning at the…