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Lupita Nyongo reveals her 'Sulwe' book cover
By Safina Okumu | Updated Apr 02, 2019 at 10:24 EAT
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Lupita reveals book cover - Sulwe
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Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo has announced the release of her children's book Sulwe

In a post on her twitter, Lupita shared the illustration cover of Sulwe, that depicts an African girl reaching for what could be the stars

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo has announced the release of her children's book Sulwe. 

In a post on her twitter account on April 1st 2019, Lupita shared the illustration cover of Sulwe that depicts an African girl reaching for what could be the stars.

I wrote Sulwe to inspire children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in & to see the beauty that radiates from within

Sulwe is a Dhuluo (Lupita's native language) word meaning "Star."

The Book's cover illustration was done by Vashti Harrison, a illustrator, film-maker and author in New York.

In January 2018, Lupita shared that she would be writing a book about the struggles she experienced with her complexion and self image in 2014.

“I am pleased to reveal that I have written a children’s book! It’s called “Sulwe”! Sulwe is a dark-skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty. She encounters lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning. This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin. Coming January 2019!!”

Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo is a available on pre-order and will be available on October 1st 2019.


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