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Women's Month writing competition

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August, 7th 2017
When we see women and girls represented as strong, beautiful and capable of anything, it makes it impossible for the world to tell us otherwise. - Buhle Ngaba This Women's Day, Nal'ibali and Buhle Ngaba collaborated to bring the story 'The girl without a sound' to even more South Africans by translating the story into isiXhosa and iziZulu. Our aim is to inspire children and adults...
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The journey of a literacy mentor

Posted on
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

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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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