Water Birds on the Lakeshore: An Anthology of African Young Adult Fiction
The Afro Young Adult project was launched in September 2018, with the aim of producing more African literature for young adults. The call for applications resulted in 435 submissions from 28 countries.
The final stories were selected through workshops in a number of African cities, run by panels consisting of writers, literary activists and young adult readers from across the continent.
Seventeen stories, written in English, French and Swahili, have now been selected to be published in the anthology, which appears in three editions in the three languages.