Video: Making fun books for children in their mother-tongue

“It’s not that children don’t like to read. It’s that they haven’t found the right book yet” says Tina Akuoko of Ethnikids.

By Adel Van Niekerk

8 July 2022

Most South African children do not have access to books representing their backgrounds, cultural customs or even themselves, according to experts in children’s literature at a recent book launch in Johannesburg.

Adel van Niekerk spoke to Tina Akuoko of Ethnikids, an organisation trying to change that.