My Nunu is growing up fast and the older she gets the more I realise how Black and Brown children are unrepresented in literature, it’s shocking. If anything I hope this blog post encourages more authors to include BIPOC characters in literature (especially children’s literature) and write in our mother languages. According to a 2018… Read More African Voices Matter In Children’s Literature
The Afrobloggers’ WinterABC has been challenging for me, staying consistent and on top of things can be hectic but we move. This post is my Stories of Africa post. If you know anything about me, you know I am passionate about the reading culture especially in little ones. I decided to put together a list… Read More Young African Authors to Watch
Childhood looks like dust covered feet at sunsetM Making their way in-between the hole riddled fence After my mother’s call for supper Childhood smells like blood dripped from big toe You know the one that collide with this tarmac road During a game of hwishu Childhood tastes like sadza mbodza rembida Made in hole riddled… Read More Childhood Feels Like Home
I fell in love with contemporary African literature a long time ago. Literature I could envision myself in, literature that told my story better than I could imagine myself doing. I found slice in it. It cried for me, celebrated on my behalf, embraced me and screamed to world who I was when I could… Read More Joburg Noir: A Book Review
So I think out of all the things I have to do as mother, this is the one thing I dreaded the most. I had been contemplating potty training my daughter for a long while because well, diapers are expensive and to be honest I was kinda getting tired of changing them but the thought… Read More We’re Potty Trained (well almost), Here’s What I Learnt!
Happy World Book Day!I thought it fitting to do a review today. It’s been a while since I last posted a children’s book review so here is one.A Dancer’s Tale follows the story of Phyllis Spira, a South African prima ballerina.(I didn’t know who she was, this book was my first time coming across her… Read More A Dancer’s Tale: A Book Review