The author Kinyanjui Kombani, who was named the winner of the 2018 CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature for his book Finding Colombia earlier this week, will receive a guaranteed distribution in Kenya, in Tanzania, and a grant to market the title across Africa.
Kombani was announced the winner at the Ghana International Book Fair in Accra. His winning book is based on the life of a street boy whose fortunes change after he gets recruited by officers from the Anti-Drugs Agency to work as an undercover agent in an investigation to track down a notorious but elusive drug baron.
The award is both a prize as well as a readership initiative that recognizes excellence in locally authored literature for young adults aged 12 to18.
Find out more about the CODE Burt Awards, as well as details on other finalists HERE
Find out more about Kinyanjui Kombani HERE