Monday, September 29, 2008

Burt Award to encourage more African literature

The Burt Award for African Literature, made possible through CODE by the generous $1M contribution of Torontonian philanthropist Bill Burt, consists of three annual cash prizes worth $21,000 and publishing contracts for winning submissions.

In the award’s inaugural year the competition will be held in Tanzania, and will be co-managed by CODE and its UNESCO award-winning Tanzanian partner, the Children’s Book Project. In future years the award will expand across Africa, on a country by country basis.

"I speak for all Tanzanians when I say that this is a truly valuable contribution to education in our country," says Tanzanian High Commissioner Peter Kallaghe.

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