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Karabo’s Question, by Natalie Edwards, Liesl Jobson and Marike Beyleveld

Little Karabo watches all the grown-ups in her family, and wonders, ‘What do I do? What do I know?’

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Natalie Edwards (illustrator), Liesl Jobson (writer) and Marike Beyleveld (designer).

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Book Dash Jozi, 27 June 2015

Book Dash JoziWe teamed up with the lovely folk at African Storybook to bring Book Dash to Jozi on 27 June 2015. Teams worked together to create new children’s books in just twelve hours.

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Over forty professional writers, illustrators, and designers gathered, supported by a team of photographers, technical and art directors, storytellers, caterers, and logistics wizards. Everyone was a volunteer, and everything they created is their gift to the world.

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Huge thanks to the Goethe Institute for hosting us in their wonderful venue for our book-creation day.

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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.

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  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
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Book Dash Cape Town, 30 August 2014

Our third Book Dash was Women’s Day themed, and organised in collaboration with Rock Girl and the African Storybook Project. Each team wrote a biography of an inspiring African woman.

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Mandela Day Handout, 18 July 2014

Book Dashers congregated at Jireh ECD Centre in Mitchell’s plain to hand out 750 Book Dash books to children. Each child got to take home three beautiful Book Dash books.

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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).

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  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
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Book Dash Cape Town, 28 June 2014

Our second Book Dash saw ten teams working for 12 hours at Cape Town Central Library. The space buzzed with creative energy as each team created a story from scratch.

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