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Nomalanga Mkhize is the author of the history book “In Africa with Avi and Kumbi” and it tells the story of Africa from ancient times to independence.

Professor and historian Nomalanga Mkhize had a difficult time finding reading material  on African history books for children.

“As a mother I recognise there is not enough material that reflects positive things around black children in Africa in African languages and I am about trying to fill in that gap with storybooks. With this specific one, I found that the history books we did find were almost exclusively based on Egypt.”

Mkhize is the author of the history book “In Africa with Avi and Kumbi” and it tells the story of Africa from ancient times to independence. Published under her pen name ‘Khize wamaZambezi’, the book…

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