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Audiobooks

Book Dash books are sometimes rendered as audiobooks. Like the ebooks, these are free to listen to online, download and share under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.

If you would like to add an open source recording of a Book Dash book to this collection, please contact team@bookdash.org.

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Searching for the Spirit of Spring, by Mosa Mahlaba, Selina Morulane and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi

Nkanyezi can’t wait for the Spring festival, but the people of Ndlovu have lost their spirit of celebration. She must go in search of the spirit of Spring. What will she find?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Selina Morulane (illustrator), Mosa Mahlaba (writer) and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (designer).

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Why is Nita Upside Down? by Roxana Bouwer, Sarah Bouwer and Emma Hearne

Nita’s hanging upside down. Can she turn the right way round?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Sarah Bouwer (illustrator), Roxana Bouwer (writer) and Emma Hearne (designer).

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  • English (en)
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Amazing Daisy, by Nozizwe Herero, Siya Masuku and Leona Ingram

On a little farm lives Daisy, a little chicken who wishes she could fly. All the other chickens laugh at her daily flying practice. But one day something amazing happens …

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Nozizwe Herero (writer), Siya Masuku (illustrator) and Leona Ingram (designer).

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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A Tiny Seed by Nicola Rijsdijk & Maya Marshak

In a village on the slopes of Mount Kenya, a little girl worked in the fields with her mother. She worried as she saw the big forests disappearing, but she knew the power of a tiny seed.

The story of Wangari Maathai, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Nicola Rijsdijk and Maya Marshak.

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
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Tortoise Finds His Home by Maya Fowler, Katrin Coetzer and Damian Gibbs

Tortoise sets off in search of his house. Along the way, he meets new friends to help him. But the sky is darkening, and lightning flashes in the distance. Will Tortoise find his house in time?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Maya Fowler, Katrin Coetzer and Damian Gibbs.

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st-LS)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Zanele Situ: My Story by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen

As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Being in a wheelchair did not stop her. She worked and trained hard and became a winning athlete on the world stage. This is her story…

The story of Zanele Situ, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Liz Sparg, Jesse Breytenbach, and Andy Thesen.

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  • English (en)
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Singing the Truth by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong

Learn about the amazing life of a little girl who grew up to use her gift of singing to help bring freedom to South Africa.

The story of Miriam Makeba, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Louwrisa Blaauw, Jade Mathieson, and Bianca de Jong.

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Sindiwe and the Fireflies by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom

There once was a girl named Sindiwe Magona. She had a special gift for stories. At night, little Sindiwe’s grandmother told her magical stories about ogres and giants, animals of the forests and the little creatures of the veld. This was Sindiwe’s favourite time. See how she grows up to live out her own adventures and she travels over oceans to change the world with her stories. 

The story of Sindiwe Magona, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom.

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  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Queen of Soweto by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie

Basetsana Kumalo is a beauty queen, but she’s also so much more. She teaches us that true beauty is about having a heart filled with love and generosity. Her story shows us that if you have courage and determination, you can achieve your dreams – whatever they may be.

The story of Basetsana Kumalo, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Jessica Taylor, Mia du Plessis and Marli Fourie.

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  • English (en)
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Graca’s Dream by Karlien de Villiers, Marike le Roux and Melissa Fagan

The inspiring story of Graça Machel, and her dream to instill a love for reading and learning in the children of Mozambique and the rest of Africa.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Melissa Fagan (writer), Karlien de Villiers (illustrator) and Marike le Roux (designer).

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Together We’re Strong by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs

From the day she was born to the day she died, Albertina Sisulu lived a life of love and sacrifice. A brave girl who rode a horse, she was a blessing to her family, to her community and to South Africa. This story of a unique and powerful woman, who stood up for her beliefs no matter what, will inspire and enchant.

The story of Albertina Sisulu, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Liesl Jobson, Alice Toich and Nazli Jacobs.

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
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Sizwe’s Smile by Vianne Venter, Genevieve Terblanche and Lauren Rycroft

Today Sizwe learns that a smile is something you can give away without losing it. 

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Vianne Venter, Genevieve Terblanche and Lauren Rycroft.

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Maddy Moona’s Menagerie by Candace Di Talamo, Rachel Zadok and Nick Mulgrew

It’s Maddy Moona’s birthday and she really wants a pet! But which silly animal will picky Maddy get?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Candice Ditalamo, Rachel Zadok and Nick Mulgrew.

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A Fish and a Gift, by Jesse Breytenbach, Liesl Jobson and Andy Thesen

Yusuf waits on the beach while Papa pushes out his boat. Surfers, turtles and sharks come from the sea. What will Papa bring back for Yusuf?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Liesl Jobson (writer), Jesse Breytenbach (illustrator) and  Andy Thesen (designer).

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
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