Christian Elongué, Executive Director Of Muna Kalati named in 2021 ILA Global list of Literacy champions

Christian Elongué, our executive Director, is one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) 2021 30 Under 30 list. The global list celebrates rising innovators, disruptors and visionaries in the literacy field. Christian Elongué is an author and researcher on children and young adult literature. Dismayed by a lack of black characters in books available to African children, Christian founded munakalati.org in 2017 with the goal of building international recognition for African children’s book authors and increasing access to African children books.

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“There are almost no political institutions which seriously engage with promoting children’s literature in Cameroon” – Interview with Nsah Mala

Nsah Mala is a Cameroonian poet, writer and children’s author of 2 fantastic, illustrated books which have been well acclaimed for their unique angle and the colorful and beautiful pictures they contain. Muna Kalati had the opportunity to interview him to know more about his journey as an author, his experiences, challenges, and vision of the children’s book industry in Cameroon.

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Hommage à Viviana Quinones : un baobab ne meurt jamais mais demeure éternel par ses racines

Serviable, Souriante et simple sont les 3 adjectifs qui me viennent naturellement à l’esprit au souvenir de Viviana Quinones, une bibliothécaire d’origine argentine, que j’ai eu le plaisir de connaitre depuis 2016, dans le cadre de mes recherches sur le livre jeunesse africain au Cnlj de la BnF. Ses conseils et encouragements ont largement contribué à la naissance de l’association Muna Kalati, première organisation facilitant la recherche, formation et le plaidoyer sur la littérature jeunesse africaine. Dans le présent article, Christian Elongué, président de MK, partage mélancoliquement les moments partagés avec Viviana, dont la mémoire demeurera éternelle.

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Atelier Noel en Lecture_Muna Kalati

Soutenez l’atelier “Noel en Lecture” pour les enfants hospitalisés à Noel

Un séjour à l’hôpital peut être triste et stressant pour un enfant, surtout pendant les fêtes de décembre qui sont très apprécié des enfants. Or il a été scientifiquement prouvé que les livres influencent grandement l’imaginaire en facilitant l’évasion et la rêverie. Au travers de cette activité, nous voulons promouvoir et encourager la lecture en tant que pratique thérapeutique, un acte joyeux et une expérience de santé transformatrice pour les jeunes, enfants, les familles et les communautés.

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“Every African Children must be able to read and write” – an exclusive interview with Stacey Fru, Global literacy advocate and child Author

tacey Fru, a South African International Multiple Award-Winning Child Author named a 2020 Global Child Prodigy. She is a Philanthropist and Activist whom at the age of 12 was honoured by the Egyptian President as one of 5 Most Promising African Youths in 2019. The now 13-year-old Stacey wrote her first book “Smelly Cats” at age 7. Since Muna Kalati is promoting Children and Young Adult authors, it was an immense pleasure to gather her views in this regard. In this interview, she openly speaks about her first reading experiences, the authors that inspired her, her reading practices and vision for the development of children literature in Africa.

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