White Ravens: Afrikaans

2 books      

South Africa (Afrikaans) - 2003 - 226
Daly, Niki (text/illus.)
Rode, Linda (transl.)
Yebo, Jamela!
(What’s cooking, Jamela?)
Kaapstad : Tafelberg, 2001. [32] p.
ISBN 0-624-03991-9
Christmas – Chicken
Together with her mother, Jamela buys a chicken for Christmas. However, Jamela gets attached to the chicken, which she has named »Kersfees« (Christmas). When Jamela comes home from the Christmas play, a woman has come to her house to slaughter the chicken. Jamela runs away with the chicken. When her mother finds them, Jamela succeeds to convince her to prepare something else for the feast. This touching story is illustrated with many details giving an extra dimension to the text. The characters are pictured very lifelike and the whole book represents very well the way how Christmas is prepared and celebrated in South Africa. (5+)

South Africa (Afrikaans/English/IsiNdebele/IsiXhosa/IsiZulu/ Sepedi/Sesotho/Setswana/SiSwati/Tshivenda/Xitsonga) - 2005 - 231
Various (illus.)
The rights of a child : in Afrikaans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
Cape Town : Kwela Books [et al.], 2004. [28] p.
ISBN 0-7957-0162-4
Children’s rights
Forty-five years ago, the United Nations proclaimed the universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Nevertheless, many people still don’t know exactly what these rights are. This unique picture book presents the ten principles of the declaration in the eleven official languages of South Africa from Afrikaans to Xitsonga. On the lefthand side of every double page, a full-page illustration depicts one particular principle, the text of which is then given in all the eleven languages in coloured boxes on the right-hand side. This outstanding book can be used in schools all over the world to discuss the basic needs of children. In addition, it is also a kaleidoscope of some of the best illustrators of (South) Africa. (7+) ☆