ISBN 9789988883065
Pages 38
Dimensions 275 x 215mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2019
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Hardback

Sosu's Call


by Meshack Asare

Meshack Asare is an internationally acclaimed writer and illustrator who has written many children’s books most of which have won prestigious national and international prizes and awards.

SOSU’S CALL is the story of a cripple boy, his dog, and his incredible spirit!

”Something had to be done. And fast. What could he do? The only other people in the village at this time were those who were too old and frail to do anything. There were many like that in the village. Often, they were left with the very young children. They could all be trapped and drowned if the sea continued to rise ...”

This book has won many prizes and awards including:

• 1999 UNESCO 1st Prize for Children’s Literature in the Service of Tolerence.

• Listed among the Top twelve of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century.

• Listed 2001 IBBY Outstanding Book for Young people with Disabilities.

• Honor Book Award; African Studies Association/Library of Congress.

• 2005 IBBY Award; Brazil.

SOSU’S CALL has been published in North America and the UK; in Spanish (Castellano & Catalan), Czech, German, Portuguese, French, Kiswahili, Italian and Danish.

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About the Author

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.