Chicken in the Kitchen authored by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrdokht Amini. Published by Lantana publishing who has won the BEST BOOK at the Children’s Africana Book Awards 2016.
The award will be presented at a special ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC later this year.
The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognise literary excellence and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators.
Collectively CABA winners show that Africa is indeed a varied and multifaceted continent. CABA titles expand and enrich our perspectives of Africa beyond the stereotypical, ahistorical and exotic images that are emphasised in the West.
About the Committee
The Awards Committee is composed of African Studies and Children’s Literature scholars. Nominated titles are read by committee members and reviewed by external African Studies scholars with specialised academic training.