Conor Brennan-Burke ’16 – “I’m interning at the Golden Baobab in Accra, Ghana this summer, a non-profit started by Bryn Mawr’s very own Deborah Ahenkorah. The Golden Baobab Prize is an annual award given to an unpublished writer of African children’s stories. The author is then connected with workshops, publishers, and distributors to create top-quality African children’s stories which are distributed across Africa and the world.
At the Golden Baobab, I am a media relations, communications, and design intern, I will be helping the organization to create a Social Media and website design strategy, and I will be working to expand Golden Baobab’s publicity measures, and getting increased submissions for the prize.”
This summer, I will be working with an organization, The Golden Baobab Prize, that works to promote African children’s literature in Accra, Ghana. Started by a Bryn Mawr alum, the Golden Baobab awards literary prizes to local children’s book authors in order to inspire the growth of local African literature. It is the organization’s hope that these narratives will engage youth with stories they can relate to and increase the depth of African literary culture. The Golden Baobab also recently opened the Golden Baobab Entrepreneurs’ Hub, a creative office space for up and coming individuals to lease. I will serve as an intern, helping out mostly in the communications department, and experience Ghanaian culture in Accra. —Helen Farley ’14