MONROVIA, Montserrado – 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 “a labor of love” during the past six years.
“I 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,” 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 children’s books.
“I was honored to receive in December 2018 an International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award for both books at a lovely ceremony in Putrajaya, Malaysia,” she said.
Featured photo courtesy of One Moore Book