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Skin we are in

Skin we are in

Author:Sindiwe Magona and Nina G. Jablonski

Publisher:New Africa Books

Language:English

Five young friends explore and discuss their skin colour. The story, by Sindiwe Magona, is complemented by the scientific narrative written by Janblonski. This book provides an interesting and intriguing way of exploring a sensitive topic. The book speaks to the need for equality for all, no matter what their physical appearance. It advances SDGs 10 which seeks to reduce inequalities and 16 which promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provides access to justice for all and builds effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.


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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Author:Yaba Badoe

Publisher:Zephyr Publishing (An imprint of Head of Zeus)

Language:English

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars tells the story of Sante who was just a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasures. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants and refugees, her people.


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Story Story, Story Come

Story Story, Story Come

Author:Maimouna Jallow

Publisher:Pavaipo / Ouida Books 2018

Language:English

Story Story, Story Come is an anthology of 12 re-imaged folktales from across Africa. It includes stories by writers from 8 different African countries. The stories challenge the idea of who is the hero of a story and in so doing, reflect the UN SDG 5 and 10 of achieving gender equality, reducing inequalities and SDG 16 which promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and builds effective, accountable and inclus ive institutions at all levels. For example, in The King, The Children and the Lake Monster, a story by Sifuniso from Zambia, a young blind girl called Iketeni saves the day through her bravery, subverting the idea that young girls and people living with disability cannot be heroes in stories and in real life.


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