Black History Month author: Gail Nyoka

After winning the 2000 Chalmers Award in the category of theatre for young people for her stage play Mella Mella, Gail Nyoka (pictured below) adapted her Mella character into a book for young adults, called Mella and the N’anga: An African Tale. The book went on to be shortlisted for the Governor General’s award in 2005, and was a Silver Birch Book, designated by the Ontario Library Association in 2007. Find out more about the story here.

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