Book Dash Cape Town, 2 December 2017

On the 2nd of December 2017, 50+ creatives came together to address the issue of poor access to culturally relevant books for young children in Africa. Twelve teams of three each work collaboratively to create a brand new storybook in just 12 hours.

See the books

Supported by Book Dash facilitators, editors, and lots of food and coffee, these incredible volunteers manage to complete a process that would usually take months. The best part? Everything created on the day is their gift to the world, and all the books produced can be read right here at All the stories can also be downloaded, adapted, printed and shared in any way. Just remember to credit the creators, and link back to this site.

A huge thanks to the Chris Otto Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful event.

You can see photos from the event on our Facebook page below.

Photo credit: Ruben Coleman

Posted by Book Dash on Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Watch a video clip from the day, thanks to Geist Video: