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Where is Thabo? by Ndumiso Nyoni, Melissa Fagan and Fathima Kathrada

Thabo’s family is getting ready for the day and making a big mess as they hurry to get things done. But where is Thabo?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 19 November 2016 by Melissa Fagan (writer), Fathima Kathrada (designer) and Ndumiso Nyoni (illustrator). Edited by Bongani Kona.

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The Best Thing Ever, by Melissa Fagan, Lauren Nel and Stefania Origgi

Muzi loves to build with his toys. But when he leaves them behind to travel to uGogo’s house, he discovers something very special about the world. And he learns something new about himself.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Lauren Nel (illustrator), Melissa Fagan (writer), and Stefania Origgi (designer).

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Book Dash Cape Town, 5 March 2016

On Saturday 5 March, teams of professional writers, illustrators and designers gathered at Cape Town’s Centre for the Book to create beautiful children’s books in just twelve hours.

The books they created together are their gift to the world, and can be freely printed and distributed by anyone. Read this account of the day by volunteer Helen Moffett, listen below to the documentary of the day produced by Nancy Richards or view the gorgeous photos from the day, taken by the talented Marilet of The Lion and the Lady photography.

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Graca’s Dream by Melissa Fagan, Karlien de Villiers and Marike le Roux

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.

The story of Graça Machel, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Melissa Fagan (writer), Karlien de Villiers (illustrator) and Marike le Roux (designer).

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  • 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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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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