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The latest installment in the critically acclaimed ‘Duma Says’ series by Nathi Ngubane.

About Nathi Ngubane

Nathi Ngubane is a South African-based writer and illustrator. After graduating with a diploma in Graphic Design from The Durban University of Technology, he landed his first freelance gig as a political cartoonist for The Daily Vox. In 2015, he was offered a position as a political cartoonist with The Citizen with a position in political cartooning. In 2018, he moved back to the freelancing with his production house, Think Ahead Comix.

His first children’s book, “Duma Says: Wash your hands, wear a mask!” was published in 2020, followed by “Duma Says: Let’s Live!”, a collector’s edition featuring three books in the series.

In August 2021, he released his latest book in the series titled “Duma Says: Your ABCs to Good Health”. His work has been featured on Al Jazeera, BBC, Daily Maverick, New Frame & others.

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More about the ‘Duma says’ series for children

There are many books about covid-19 attempting to help kids feel safe and comfortable during these absurd times. But not many books that represent people of colour and even fewer books that centre kids from marginalized communities.

The books are unique in that they are an attempt to tell the story of the pandemic through the eyes of children living in cramped and impoverished circumstances.

Set in South Africa, the stories showcase the adventures of Duma and his friends in an informal settlement during a time of covid-19.

The kids make masks, build an outdoor school and learn to play games while socially distancing.

‘Duma Says’ has been translated into six languages, into braille and have been made available on South Africa’s Department of Health’s website.

It has also been featured on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, New Frame, Daily Maverick and others.

For further information on the unique health challenges in informal settlements click here

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