The Golden Baobab Prize is something that few Americans know about. Started by Deborah Ahenkorah, this organization aims to educate Africa’s youth one book at a time, instilling pride and cultural awareness at the same time. The Golden Baobab Prize is not only about promoting literacy, it’s about giving African others an opportunity to publish their works.
The organization calls for unpublished works annually, and matches those authors with publishers from all over the world. The monetary awards serve as further incentive for writers to pursue their dream.