Ghanaian writer, Portia Dery is the Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List. The book was illustrated by South African artist Toby Newsome.
The Children’s Africana Book Award is an annual prize presented to authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S.A. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association and its sponsors include the African Studies departments of universities Harvard, Howard and Yale among others. Previous winning writers of CABA include Desmond Tutu, Niki Daly and Nnedi Okorafor.