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
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
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
This book was gifted to me by Jeremy Forsyth in return for an honest review. I have read fantasy before (mostly along the Harry Potter lines) and if you know me, then you know I have become quite a sucker for African fantasy (is that the official name?). This book, however, was a delve into… Read More Upon the Sands: A Book Review
Happy World Read Aloud Day! Exciting times are upon us as we introduce The Author’s Literary Essentials (ALE), a publication designed to address building a digital footprint for the literary mind. It is a literary journey of discovery, our very own space to network, promote and appreciate literary work. It is dedicated to all the… Read More There’s A New Literary Magazine On The Block!