TV and radio personality Carol Ofori has added the title of author to her impressive profile after writing a series of six children’s books titled The African Adventures of Sena and Katlego.
The book series – published by Lingua Franca Publishing – is educational reading for children and celebrates Africa and its different countries, landscapes and traditions.
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“The African Adventures of Sena and Katlego tells the story of a little boy named Sena and his magical teddy bear Katlego who visits family members in different countries across the continent. Aimed at readers aged 4-12, the books celebrate the magic of Africa as Sena embarks on adventures in South Africa, Uganda, Chad, Egypt, eSwatini and Ghana,” says Carol per statement before explaining that his love for travel inspired the books. .
“I’m so excited that The African Adventures of Sena and Katlego is finally available to the world,” says Carol.
“These books mean so much to me. I love the continent we live on with all my being and I think the world needs more African storybooks for African children by African authors,” she concludes.
The former Radio 2000 host is not the first South African celebrity to write a children’s book. In recent years, other celebrities have been inspired to tell children’s stories.
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Here are some other celebrities who have written children’s books:
Shudufhadzo Musida – Shudu finds his magic
Inspired by the old Miss South Africachildhood, Shudu finds his magic features bullying and friendship topics. The book is aimed at children from 4 to 12 years old.
Zulaikha Patel – My curly frizzy hair
The social justice activist has written a book that encourages children to celebrate their natural hair and heritage.
Ntando Kunene – Cory is in-universe
Miss South Africa 2016 co-wrote the book with a lecturer and a PhD candidate Thokozane Dyosini to help children better understand the coronavirus. Available in all official languages of South Africa, the book is aimed at children from 9 to 15 years old.
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