Mali’s Friend – a short bedtime story
Mali likes to play alone. Gogo wants him to play with others. Mali tries, but he just does not enjoy himself. Until Lesedi comes along…
Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Rujeko Moyo (writer), Ellen Heydenrych (illustrator) and RJ Palmer (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.
Why Book Dash?
Children in South Africa need more books, but they cost too much purchased from publishers. The cheapest books have no publisher – then the only cost is printing. So our participants do the work of publishers in a single day. After that, anyone can get print runs sponsored and put finished books into the hands of children.
We believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well, and to enjoy the worlds that books open up.