MONROVIA, Montserrado â€“ Liberian academician, activist, and author, Robtel Neajai Pailey, has released her second anti-corruption book titled, Jaadeh, a Bassa language book.
Jaadeh is the sequel to Pailey’s Gbagba, the anti-corruption children’s book that was incorporated into the curriculum in 10 elementary schools in Montserrado in 2015. It has also been translated into short films, including a video featured by hipco artist Takun J for a song adaptation of the book.
Pailey described the books as â€œa labor of loveâ€ during the past six years.
â€œI look forward to piloting both throughout Africa, collaborating with linguists for translations into other languages, and co-producing more multi-media tools, including TV animations,â€ she wrote in an email.
In December 2018, she was presented with the 2018 Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award for her anti-corruption childrenâ€™s books.
â€œI was honored to receive in December 2018 an International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award for both books at a lovely ceremony in Putrajaya, Malaysia,â€ she said.
Featured photo courtesy of One Moore Book