The Goethe-Institut Nigeria organizes a Workshop for Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators
The second part of the workshop for children’s book illustrators and authors, which will be facilitated by Ute Krause and Baba Aminu Abdulkareem, takes place from March 16th to 20th, 2020. Six authors and six illustrators, which were selected via an open call last year, will attend. The aim of the workshop is to develop affordable children’s books for the Nigerian market, which tell imaginative, yet realistic, stories that reflect the country’s social and cultural environment.
About Ute Krause Ute Krause was born in Berlin but grew up in many countries, including Turkey, Nigeria, India, and the United States as well as Germany. She is the author of more than sixty children’s books published in Germany and throughout the world.
About Abdulkareem Baba Aminu Abdulkareem Baba Aminu is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who has created work for numerous book publishers, Nigerian and foreign. Also a journalist, he is the Editor of Daily Trust Saturday, one of the most influential newspapers in Nigeria, where his popular editorial cartoon strip ‘Back-Hand’ appears weekly.
About the Goethe-Institut The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. Its mandate is to promote the study of German abroad and to encourage international cultural exchange. Today it is represented in 98 countries and has some 3,300 employees. It contributes widely to the promotion of artists, ideas and works. Supporting the local cultural scenes and strengthening pan-African dialogue through the arts are part of its mission on the African continent, where it operates 19 institutes in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Cairo, Casablanca, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Lagos, Lomé, Luanda, Nairobi, Rabat, Tunis, Windhoek, Yaoundé, as well as liaison offices in Algiers, Kinshasa, and Ougadougou and cultural associations in Antananarivo, Bamako, Cape Town, Harare, Kampala and Maputo.