Lupita Nyong’o Releases Her Children’s Book Titled ‘Sulwe’ in East Africa, Available in Swahili & Luo
“#Sulwe is coming home! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili & my mother tongue, Luo.” The Oscar-winning Kenyan actress tweeted as she announced the release of her book in East Africa.
Sulwe, published last year in English, is a moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. It is a story of how a young girl realizes how the world relates beauty with skin color; the main character wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister, and wished she would have a different skin color.
According to Lupita, the book, which features illustrations from Vashti Harrison, speaks to her own life experience, where she noticed how people would praise her lighter-skinned sister.
The 12 Years a Slave actor says “I hope its message can travel the world for readers of all ages, but it’s especially meaningful to bring it home!”
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