DEBORAH AHENKORAH

DEBORAH  AHENKORAH

DEBORAH AHENKORAH

Deborah Ahenkorah Osei-Agueykum is the founder of African Bureau Stories, a publishing house that connects children around the world with African stories they’ll love to read. She is also a co-founder of Accord Literary, which is an agency that is committed to providing increased opportunities for African writers and illustrators to publish locally and internationally. Deborah Ahenkorah also established the Golden Baobab Prize, the prestigious literary award which over the past ten years has discovered and supported children’s book authors and illustrators across Africa. Deborah has championed and advocated for the African children’s literature industry from grassroots levels to large global stages such as the World Economic Forum. She is an award-winning leader and her work has been celebrated by international organizations such as Echoing Green, the Aspen Institute and the Grinnell Prize for Social Justice. She is a recipient of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award given by His Highness the Aga Khan and the government of Canada recognizing her efforts to promote African children’s literature as a way to build a more inclusive world. Deborah is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and lives in Accra with her husband and little boy.

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