Young writer sets sights on literary award for ‘Magic’ book

A children’s book about friendship, self-esteem, discovery and beautiful hair has been nominated for the South African Literary Awards under the Children’s Literature Award category.

Mpumi’s Magic Beads, written by Lebohang Masango, follows the adventures of three girls – Mpumi, Asante and Tshiamo.

They see the world around them from new perspectives and realise there is fun waiting to be discovered outside of their classroom. It is suitable for the whole family, especially children aged between 5 and 10.

Masango, of Midrand, said she was excited about the nomination, which was her first.

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