On this podcast we'll be talking with Meshack Asare as he describes what it was like to win the Neustadt Literature and how children’s books from Ghana differ from those in the United States.
By Tim Podell on January 6, 2015
Today we are going are going international with a talk with the 2015 Neustadt International Prize for Literature winner Meshack Asare. The Neustadt award is considered one of the most prestigious international literary prizes, often compared with the Nobel Prize in literature. It is open to all of the writers in the world, based on a writer’s body of work and Mr. Asare is the first African to win this award. It is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and its international literary publication, “World Literature Today.” Meshack is from Ghana and now lives in Germany. Ghana is in the western part of the African continent and Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations also is from Ghana.