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2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize:
Regional shortlists of the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize announced.

Africa Access:
Best Book for Older Readers 2008
Aya, Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie (illus.), (Drawn & Quarterly, 2007)
Honor Books for Older Readers 2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007)
Rise of the Golden Cobra, Henry T. Aubin, (Annick Press, 2007)

Grammy Awards:
Best Traditional Music Album
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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Nobel Prize in Literature (2008):
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (France and Mauritius)

World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize:
Rough Aunties by Kim Longinotto.
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