Deborah Ahenkorah


Returning from University in the US Deborah realized how much her childhood in Ghana had been influenced by western culture. She decided to do something about it.

Idea in brief

Golden Baobab has established an annual pan-African literary award to encourage African writers to create good quality stories and books for children and youth. The goal is to transform the children’s literature industry in Africa and ensure that children and youth on this continent are assured a consistent supply of wonderful books they can identify themselves in.


  • Kwesi Brew, Bayport
  • Donald Entsuah, Viasat1
  • Tenu Awoonor, Tenu