New focus on stories from Africa

JOY OF READING: Versatile Dimlpestyles director Noloyiso Ngalo

Versatile Dimplestyles, in partnership with 0077 Multimedia, will host the Umnombo Festival on August 31 at the Braelyn Hall.

“This initiative will highlight and celebrate African literature, poetry and stories by African authors to inspire the culture of reading African content in both the young and older audiences,” said Versatile Dimplestyles director Noloyiso Ngalo.

“In light of the challenges faced by our society, communities, country and the African continent, this project is an effort that seeks to address the issues of self-identity and actualisation.

“It promotes the culture of reading and acquiring knowledge through Africans telling full African stories, their cultural background, lineage, customs and morals that still need to be preserved to motivate young people about African pride, thereby automatically influencing their actions of Ubuntu.”

Ngalo said the festi-val would bring together ordinary Africans, African authors, primary and secondary high school pupils as well as students from tertiary institutions.

“Our guest speakers and panellists will teach, mentor and groom descendants of the African continent to positively influence the culture of reading,” Ngalo said.


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