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Meshack Asare

Meshack Asare

Meshack Asare is one of Africa's top children's writers and illustrators, and has won numerous awards including being the 2015 recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, he is the first African to win the award. In 1982 he won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, and in 1999 the Toyota/Children's Literature Foundation Best Picture Story Book Illustrator's award and the Unesco First Prize for Children and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance.

Meshack Asare, born 1945 in Ghana, studied Fine Arts at the College of Art in Kumasi and taught in Ghana for 12 years between 1967 and 1979. During that period, he took an extension course in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.

Books authored by Meshack Asare

Chipo and the Bird on the Hill Chipo and the Bird on the Hill

A Tale of Ancient Zimbabwe

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988550448 | 35 pages | 100 x 100 mm | Colour Illustrations | 1984 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Paperback

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The Cross Drums The Cross Drums

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988647063 | 105 pages | 203 x 127 mm | B/W Illustrations | 2008 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Hardback

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Kwajo and the Brassman's Secret Kwajo and the Brassman's Secret

A Tale of old Ashanti Wisdom and Gold

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988550431 | 45 pages | 140 x 250 mm | Colour Illustrations | 2002 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Paperback

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L'appel de Sosu (Sosu's Call)

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988550486 | 37 pages | 140 x 250 mm | Colour Illustrations | 2002 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Paperback

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The Magic Goat The Magic Goat

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988550103 | 37 pages | 297 x 210 mm | Colour Illustrations | 1997 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Paperback

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Noma's Sand Noma's Sand

A Tale from Lesotho

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988550561 | 38 pages | 140 x 250 mm | Colour Illustrations | 2002 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Paperback

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Sosu's Call Sosu's Call

Meshack Asare

ISBN 9789988550097 | 37 pages | 140 x 250 mm | Colour Illustrations | 2001 | Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana | Paperback

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