Meshack Asare


Photo by Shevaun Williams

Meshack Asare is a gifted Ghanaian author-illustrator who has won international acclaim for a rare combination of literary and artistic talent as revealed in his storybooks. He is the winner of the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.

  • Meshack Asare. Photo by Shevaun Williams.

    “Meshack Asare is more than a son of Ghana; having retold tales from other African countries, such as Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, he is a storyteller of the continent. His oeuvre has prov...
  • The traditional Ghanian kente cloth that Meshack Asare wore to the 2015 Neustadt Festival ceremony.
    The traditional Ghanian kente cloth that Meshack Asare wore to the 2015 Neustadt Festival ceremony. When Asare accepted the NSK Prize last October, he wore a traditional Ghanaian kente cloth for...
  • Meshack Asare speaking at the 2015 Neustadt Festival banquet.
    Meshack Asare speaking at the 2015 Neustadt Festival banquet. Speaking before a packed audience at the University of Oklahoma last October, Asare reflected on culture as our “mandate to...
  • Meshack Asare. Photo by Shevaun Williams
    Meshack Asare. Photo by Shevaun Williams I feel greatly honored in that such a prestigious award, bestowed by a truly distinguished American institution, is an immense recognition of my role in Afric...