Name : Rethabile Ntereke
Institution : The Keratiloe Book Series
A poet and story teller living in Maseru Lesotho, Rethabile Ntereke was inspired to write a children’s book when looking for books for her daughter. At the time she says she was appalled by the lack of representation that black girls had in children’s literature. Rethabile just wanted a heroine her little girl could relate to so she decided to give that to her and all other Basotho children. Thus the Keratiloe book series was born.
The first instalment of the series is retailing and Rethabile hopes to expand the series to include children’s games and digital media.