Our country people, the wait is finally over!
According to a new report by ‘The Sauce’, Academy Award-winning actor and New York Times best-selling author, Lupita Nyong’o, has brought her book, ‘Sulwe’ to East African readers with the editions available in English, Kiswahili, and Luo.
On 2nd October 2020, Lupita took to Instagram to let her fans and followers know of what she was planning to do.
“Gikone to #Sulwe koro gowo! Sani chapa mag bugni ma ondik gi dho Ngere, Oswayo kod dhowa, Dholuo, yudore Kenya ka. Sigand Sulwe owuok kuom ngimana kaka nyathi. Ageno ni kuku sigana ni biro landore e piny ngima to moloyo ne jo-Kenya. Amor sidang’ ni Sulwe ochopo dala!” She expressed her joy.
Bunk Books have translated, published, and distributed ‘Sulwe’, a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
The book is now available at book shops and other outlets across East Africa, and available at all Text Book Centre outlets at Ksh. 1,190.00
‘Sulwe’ is a story of a young girl with skin the color of midnight. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright like her mother and sister. When she takes a magical journey in the night sky her eyes open up and this changes everything. Through wonderful illustrations by Vashti Harrison, the book teaches young children to see their own unique beauty.
“I am very proud to finally be debuting my book, ‘Sulwe’, at home in Kenya in English, Swahili, and my mother tongue, Luo. It has been a dream of mine to have ‘Sulwe’ published in indigenous languages as a way to celebrate them and keep them alive and relevant. I hope readers enjoy Sulwe’s adventure as she discovers the beauty within.” Lupita Nyong’o said.