Children’s literature from Africa

Africa is the theme of this year’s Gothenburg Book Fair which opens on Thursday. Many author’s and illustrators are coming – among them many who write and illustrate children’s books.

Looking at the list, friends of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will recognize names such as Veronique Tadjo from the Ivory Coast and Maria Celestina Fernandes from Angola. Both of them were nominated to the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. On the 7th of October we will know whether they are on the list for 2011 …

In any case, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about contemporary children’s literature from Africa!

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