Inside the book ‘Duma Says’

Duma Says’ series is an ambitious project by Mr Nathi Ngubane the owner of Think Ahead Comix in partnership with Social Bandit Media, an experimental media project based between Johannesburg and New York City. The books are completely crowdfunded by dozens of supporters around the world.

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The program will see Mr Nathi Ngubane engaging in a series of events on Instagram, including discussions and debates with journalists, readings for schools and surprise e-meetings with some of his young fans and readers.

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A Three Part Series

The book series details the adventures of Duma and his family living in an unnamed informal settlement in South Africa during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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The story of the Pandemic

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

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Support

The e-books are free to download while the paperbacks will be available at Ike’s Books & EthniKids for South African readers and on Amazon and Words Bookstore for International readers.

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Featured

Duma Says has been featured by South Africa’s Department of Health, and Tweeted by the Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize. As well as Harvard University & The New York City School Library System.

Collector’s Edition Statistics

A collector’s item! All three books in one special volume! Now with a special introduction from author Mr Nathi Ngubane and special advice for kids from Doctor Sam!

Print Length

78 pages

Language

English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, KiSwahili, Sign Language & Braille & Audio Book

Publication date

29th January 2021

Dimensions

8.5 x 0.19 x 8.5 inches

Cover Type

Paperback

Item Weight

7.6 ounces

Our Virtual Tour Dates

If you Nathi to speak or read his book to your class, please feel free to get in touch.

In Conversation with Fatima Moosa

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In Conversation with Malika Bilal

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Interview with Audrey Brown BBC Africa

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Online Reading with Guidepost Montessori School

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Why I wrote Duma Says’ with Pontsho Pilane

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