The National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) in collaboration with the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) is pleased to announce the following as the nominees for the 2014 Burt Award for African Literature following the manuscripts submitted in 2013:
The National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) in partnership with the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) and with the generous support of a Canadian patron, Mr. Bill Burt, have the pleasure to invite Kenyan-based and duly registered publishers to submit engaging story-based manuscripts for the youth (12 – 15 years old) to be considered for the 2015 Burt Award for African Literature.
The National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) is a non-profit organization made up of members from the book and education sectors. It promotes literacy and a reading culture in the country through coordination of project-based activities. The aim is to ensure a fully literate & reading society whose members make informed life-changing decisions.
NBDCK is seeking a committed and energetic Kenyan for the position indicated above. The holder shall be based in Kajiado. This is a senior level position requiring an experienced person. NBDCK offers competitive remuneration package in a setting that promotes learning, social justice, team-work and high ethical standards.
Kenya Television Network (KTN) is a leading television station in Kenya. It recently featured the Burt Award ceremony during its prime time news.
"It was pomp and colour at this years Burt award ceremony as three young writers from Kenya scooped over 1.7 million shillings in cash prizes for emerging tops from over 400 entries in the prestigious African literature writers competition. Antony Mugo was awarded one million shillings for his overall winning title, never say never, published by Longhon publishers."