Make children confident and dedicated to their dreams just like in Graça’s dream / Melissa Fagan

In Graça’s Dream, the author Melissa Fagan presents the life of a hard worker and dedicated young girl called Graça, born in a very challenging environment. Through her involvement in school, particularly in reading books, she earns a scholarship, and after a long stay in Europe; she comes back to her country Mozambique, to transform […]

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Children’s Book Review: Look up! by Jen Thorpe/ Lauren Nel

Jen Thorpe wrote the book “LOOK UP”. Jen Thorpe is a South African researcher and a feminist writer. She has worked with international and local organizations on gender equality issues. Look Up is one of her children’s books that is insightful and attention-grabbing, a book intended for the younger reader. The design and illustrations of […]

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How did Muna Kalati start ? – Conversation with the founder

It was at university with the pan-African associative movements and my Master’s degree in “Africa and Globalization” that I discovered the rich African past and became aware of my cultural alienation. I knew more about the history of France, Great Britain and Belgium than that of Cameroon and I realized that the books of my childhood had largely contributed to it. I realized that children’s and youth literature was a powerful tool for building the imagination and identity of young Africans, for reducing illegal immigration and low civic and patriotic awareness. But I realized with regret that African children’s books were little known and accessible. The authors of books for adults were more publicized, celebrated and promoted than those of children’s literature, which was considered a marginal field, a ghetto or a sector of little interest reserved for amateur authors.

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