CFP: Children’s Africana Book Awards

The Children's African Book Awards invites suggestions of titles to be considered for the category of "New Adult" books.  The award recognizes a a book by an African author marketed to adults but suitable for mature high school students.  Preferably, the book is a coming of age story or has a youthful protagonist.  The previous winner that best fits the criteria is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.  Books that also fit the criteria but were published before the award was established are: Purple Hibiscus and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Optimally,  we would like the book to be published recently.

Please send suggestions to Brenda Randolph at: