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Lupita Nyong’o’s Book ‘Sulwe’ Coming to Kenya in Luo, Swahili and English

Kenyan-Mexican actress and author, Lupita Amondi Nyong’o has finally shared news that her renowned book, Sulwe, is going to be available in Kenya.

The author who is the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o took to social media, elated, and said that the book will be available in three different languages, that is English, Swahili, and Luo.

“Sulwe is coming home! … My childhood inspired Sulwe’s story. I hope its message can travel the world for readers of all ages, but it’s especially meaningful to bring it home! #SulweHomecoming,” she said on Twitter.

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#Sulwe is coming home, at last! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili and my mother tongue, Luo. My childhood inspired Sulwe's story. I hope the book's message can continue to travel the world for readers of all ages, but it's especially meaningful to bring it home! 🇰🇪 #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre #SulweHomecoming Hatimaye, #Sulwe anakuja nyumbani! Hadithi ya Sulwe, iliyohamasishwa na maisha yangu ya utotoni, sasa inapatikana Kenya kwa matoleo ya Kiingereza, Kiswahili na lugha yangu pendwa, Kijaluo. Natumaini ujumbe wa kitabu hiki utaendelea kusambaa duniani kwa wasomaji wa rika zote. Hasa muhimu kuuleta ujumbe huu nyumbani! 🇰🇪 Gikone to #Sulwe koro gowo! Sani chapa mag bugni ma ondik gi dho Ngere, Oswayo kod dhowa, Dholuo, yudore Kenya ka. Sigand Sulwe owuok kuom ngimana kaka nyathi. Ageno ni kuku sigana ni biro landore e piny ngima to moloyo ne jo-Kenya. Amor sidang' ni Sulwe ochopo dala! 🇰🇪

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Sulwe follows the story of a young girl with skin the color of midnight. She wants to be beautiful and bright like her mother and sister. A magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

The powerful, moving picture book is about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe has received critical acclaim since its initial publication in the USA in October 2019. The stunning picture book is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work. Sulwe has appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list for 13 weeks.


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