Namibian Children’s Book Forum Holds 15th Literary Awards
Since its establishment in 1988, the Namibian Children's Book Forum annually organised Namibian Children's Book Awards to promote children's literature in all Namibian languages. It's been 15 years since the last literary awards were held by NCBF in 2003, and we at NPH and Macmillan Education Namibia are extremely happy to see that the tradition of the awards has been revived by the Forum this year. With 2018 being NCBF's 30th year of operation, 15th Namibian Children's Book Awards were held on 21 November at the Theatre School, College of the Arts, in Windhoek.
Namibia Publishing House was among the invited guests and to our great surprise we were awarded 22 Certificates of Recognition in various categories from Drama and Prose to Readers for books published in the Namibian languages: Otjihereo, Rumanyo, Oshindonga, Osahikwanyama, Khoekhoegowab, Ju|'hoansi, Silozi and Thimbukushu, as well as in Afrikaans and English.
We feel greatly honoured to be recognised for the work we have been doing since our company was first established and look forward to continuing publishing Namibian literature for the benefit of our learners.