I haven’t read this book yet but I love it already. Yes, that’s my namesake so imagine how cool it would’ve been if books like this existed when I was growing up.
This re-imaging of the classic fairytale is set in the Kingdom of Lesotho so Refilwe is high up in a mountain cave instead of a tower and she has long beautiful dreadlocks.
A big shout out to Zukiswa Wanner (who is also the founder of the Read SA campaign) and other African writers who are telling our stories and retelling the classics for the children of the continent to enjoy and identify with.
REFILWE: An African retelling of Rapunzel by Zukiswa Wanner is available at Exclusive Books stores. I’m hoping that it’s also available in SeSotho, SePedi, SeTswana and other vernacular languages.
slowly getting my stuff from this semester scanned! a collection of fungi for my childrens book class, illustrating a non-fiction story i wrote about different types of “ologies” – this one being for mycology, the study of fungi :)
Miriam Elia has written a children’s book that satirizes contemporary art titled “We Go to the Gallery”. The look of her book is illustrated in the style of the old Penguin “Ladybird” books, which were popular in Britain from the 40’s to 70’s. Follow Mummy, Peter and Jane as they learn about nihilism, death and sex.