Join us at Nirox Sculpture Park on Africa Day (Saturday 25 May) for a celebration of the finest in African storytelling.
In the line-up we have amazing child author Stacey Fru, Bandile Sikwane with two new books, a historian - Nomalanga Mkhize, Yamkela Tywakadi reading from the new Sibahle Dolls Collection book series, much-loved Tracy-Lee Easthorpe with 'Obnoxious Naledi', and the ever-popular Refiloe Moahloli with her new book 'Yes Yanga'.
For entertainment - there will be an interactive gumboot dancing session, so make sure you whip out those Wellingtons so we can put them to good use!
Not to mention the Ethnikids bookstall where you can stock up on your ethnilibrary with books your little ones can see themselves in!
It will be epic and we can’t wait to see you there!
All roads lead to Orlando East Stadium! Yes! The iconic township of Soweto will get a chance to experience some story-telling when we host the illustrative and entertaining authors Mapule Mohulatsi and Refiloe Moahloli, who will be narrating their books, 'Mizz President' and 'How Many Ways Can You Say Hello'.
Magical Modise, our resident magician, will also be there to keep us fascinatedwith new tricks up his sleeve! You'll also get a chance to stock up on your #ethnilibrary with our wide book selections in store. We look forward to having you there... RSVP below to book your seat now!
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Ethnikids Heartbeat Drumbeat Festival
You don't want to miss this! Please join us for a storytelling feast on the 2nd of March at the Nirox Sculpture Park. In true African storytelling tradition – the Drum Café will be facilitating a drumming session for the kids over lunch.
The line-up of authors is fantastic! We will be kicking the day off with Akhona Damane reading 'Zatutu saving rhinos' at 10am, followed by Tracy-Lee Easthorpe reading 'Obnoxious Naledi and the Poppysmic Fairy' at 11am. At 12pm – child author Michelle Nkamankeng will be reading her two books – 'Waiting for the waves' and 'The little girl who believed in herself'. There will then be a drumming session at 1pm as a precursor to the launch of Bontle Senne's fourth book in the Shadow Chasers series – 'Night of the Red Moon' at 2pm. We will then wrap up the day with Mapule Mohulatsi's reading of her book 'Mizz President' at 3pm. It's an election year after all! And these are all new books that we have in stock.
Yummy eats (tacos, chicken strips and chips) will be on sale and provided by FoodILoveYou. There will also be a harvest table at the Nirox restaurant (Nita's Table). A fun day in the sun is on the cards. Pack your blankies and camp chairs and come on through. Kids enter free, books will be on sale and tickets (R150 for adults and children over 12) are available on the link below.
If you need any more details - please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Tembisa - it's your turn! Are you ready? Come celebrate 'International Mother Language Day' with us in this important UN designated International Year of Indigenous Languages - 2019! Talented storytellers Lebohang Masango and Dr Nomsa Mdlalose will be narrating their books that are available in multiple languages - 'Mpumi's Magic Beads' and 'uGogo ne ngulube'. Magical Modise the clown will also be there to keep our bellies aching! We look forward to having you there...
KASI BOOK READING TOUR - MEET THE AUTHOR
Eldos, are you ready?! We are sure excited about hosting our first bookreading for the year in Eldorado Park! Join us and fabulous authors, Tracy-Lee Easthorpe and Bandile Sikwane, as they narrate 'Obnoxious Naledi and the Poppysmic Fairy' and 'Malome Lerata goes to the Library' at Eldorado Park Library on Saturday, 19 January from 10am. #RepresentationMatters