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Launch of William Gumede’s First Children’s Book, A Kite’s Flight, at Boekehuis

A Kite's FlightBoekehuis and Jacana Media invite all little (and big) readers to a children’s book event and storytelling on Saturday the 27th at 10am, where we are celebrating the launch of William Gumede’s first ever children’s book, A Kite’s Flight.

Gumede, who is better known as a political commentator and writer of serious books, will be debuting his book as part of the Boekehuis story hour.

See you there!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, 27 November 2010
  • Time: 9:30 AM for 10:00 AM
  • Venue: Boekehuis
    Corner Lothbury & Fawley streets
    Auckland Park
    Johannesburg | Map
  • RSVP:, 011 482 3609

About the Book

A Kite’s Flight is a richly illustrated book which tells the story of how Andile and his father make a beautiful kite. While flying the kite, its string breaks releasing the kite and taking readers on an epic journey across Africa. From the thundering Victoria Falls and the snow tops of Kilimanjaro, to the Sahara deserts and ancient Egyptian Pyramids, follow the kite’s flight over some of the great landmarks of Africa!

About the Author

William Gumede is Honorary Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public & Development Management (P&DM), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is a contributing comment writer for The Guardian, London. He was deputy editor of The Sowetan, Johannesburg. His book, Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC, (Random House Struik 2005), was a number one best-seller. He is co-editor of The Poverty of Ideas (Jacana, 2009).

A Kite’s Flight is published in 9 languages:

‘n Vlieër vlieg oor Afrika (Afrikaans); Ukubhabha kweKayiti (isiXhosa); iKhayithi Elindizayo (isiZulu); Ho fofa ha Khaete (Sesotho); Go Fofa ga Khaete (Setswana); Phofo ya Khaete (Sepedi); Kundiza kweKhayithi (Siswati); Riendzo ro haha ra khayiti (Sitsonga)

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