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“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.
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.
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