Zangba receives ‘Bai T. Moore Literary Award [Photo by Denzel Mooney]
Zangba Thomson receives ‘Bai T. Moore Literary Award’
On July 31, 2016, Zangba Thomson received the ‘Bai T. Moore Literary Award’ during a festive ceremony held at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York—which commemorated the 169th Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia’s Independence. The red-carpeted event was organized by the Liberian Community Association of New York City, Inc. (LCANYC), in collaboration with the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA).
“I feel honored receiving this prestigious award,” said Thomson in his acceptance speech—to an audience of more than 200 people, “because with support—the children of Liberia can excel in the world of arts and entertainment. We need to support the people of Liberia that are living in America—so that the world can view our talents also.”
The ‘Bai T. Moore Literary Award’ is an award that recognizes writers who exemplifies the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The reward was named after the late great Liberian poet, Bai Tamia Johnson Moore, best known for his 1968 cultural novella—Murder in the Cassava Patch.