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The journey of a literacy mentor

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June, 21st 2017
Cokisa Sicwebu is a Kwa Zulu Natal based Nalibali literacy mentor. She is in charge of seven story sparkers and oversees thirty five schools in the remote rural Ugu district near port Shepstone, spanning Hibberdene  and the Umtwalume district. Heather Robertson chatted to her about how she manages to encourage the love of reading in these communities. Why did you get involved as a Nal'ibali...
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Stories and activism: Sisonke Msimang

Posted on
June, 15th 2017
Sisonke Msimang commutes between South Africa and Australia where she is Programme Director at The Centre for Stories, which collects, preserves and shares stories about migrants, refugees and diverse people and places linked to the Indian Ocean Rim. Sisonke is a writer and activist who worked as the executive director of the Open Society Initiative for South Africa and the Sonke Gender Justice Network....
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Bontle Senne and the power of stories

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May, 4th 2017
Bontle Senne hopes to publish her third book for tweens in the nail-biting Shadow Chasers series before she turns thirty in October this year.  Heather Robertson asked  the talented author of Power of the Knife and Lake of Memories about the stories that  shaped the storyteller.  What are your earliest memories of being read to and told stories?   My mother swears that she told me...
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