There are many wild stories about Oga Landlord, and his tenants all fear him. Only young Kojo believes he can make a difference. His determined efforts to bridge the gap between his family and their landlord are finally rewarded, and the quiet strength of this special boy truly changes lives. The Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa aims to celebrate and promote the very best in story writing from all over the continent. For the first time in 2006, a new prize for illustration was awarded in recognition of the importance of pictures in Children's books. The three winners of the 2006 competition were chosen from over 500 entries, illustrating the enthusiasm and talent that continue to grow and flourish within the continent. An independent judging panel, made up of experienced children's authors, were particularly impressed by the originality of so many entries in portraying characters and stories that touched them. The winning stories demonstrate vitality of writing and contain intriguing insights into contemporary Africa. They spark the imagination and never lose sight of the intended young audience.