“At the start of 2016, Buhle led an incredible team of artists in the production of a story she authored to help young girls and boys of colour everywhere find their voices. The journey of “The Girl Without A Sound” snowballed – from a free, downloadable book that reached more than 2000 downloads in its first week – to hard copies that found homes of little hands across the country. She then went on to translate the book into her home language, Setswana. The book is now available in all 11 official South African languages.”
As an act of restoring power and agency to young black girls in South Africa, this is a story about a voiceless girl of colour in search of a sound of her own. It provides a catalyst to remind youn readers of the power of the sounds trapped inside them. A magical story about a little girl who finds her voice after a long period of silence.
Languages: English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiSiswati, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
Formats: Paperback, eBook
ISBN: 978 0 620 70329 1, 2019 (Second Edition), 200 x 200 mm, 52 pages