On Saturday, 26 October 2019, a team of talented volunteers from across Africa came together in Johannesburg to make ten brand new beautiful storybooks.
The Goethe Institut made it possible for four writers, four illustrators and four designers from all over Africa to participate in this special event, with two German creatives also participating. Together with the South African participants, 11 nationalities were represented on the day!
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 bookdash.org. 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. Book Dash also commits to translating and printing these books, that are then given away for free to children who need them.
Experience the day here, in a video made by Mdumisi Nxele:
Also check out this video about the event directed by Babili Maseko, Owethu Njotina and Nomadlayiya “Mandlenkosi” Giwu:
We created 10 books
Creative contributors at the event
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