Congratulations to author Mubanga Kalimamukwento for winning the Best Fiction Award at the 2020 CDI Zambia Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards!
Kalimamukwento’s winning novel The Mourning Bird was also the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner.
The awards, now in their third year, are an initiative of Concept Developers Initiatives through its partnership with Unza Radio, and are meant to facilitate the growth of the literary culture in Zambia.
2020 Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards winners
- Best Fiction: Mubanga Kalimamukwento, The Mourning Bird
- Best Non-fiction: Mashebe I Ngula, Be Phenomenal
- Best Religious: Balewa Zyuulu, The I Am Factor
- Best Motivation: Francis Mwamba, Making Your First K100,000
- Best Upcoming: Jessica Kabondo-Brandy
- Best Book of the Year: Mashebe I Ngula, Be Phenomenal
- Best Children’s Book: Aliness Phiri, Thabo
- Best Creative Writing: Samuel Zulu, Irresistible, Don’t Touch
- Bestselling Book: Francis Mwamba, Making Your First K100,000
- Best Young Writer: Salifyanji Simwanza, Chidera the Slave Girl
- Best Poetry: Reuben Phiri, Dream Like A Child
- Godfrey Hamweela Nacitumbi Haantobolo
- Stephen Andrew Mpanshi
- Gabriel Chisanga, Financial Literacy Magazine
- Isaac Pomboloka, Limitless