Funga Alafia, a warm welcome! We have gathered our Ubuntopia team once again to create and publish our second illustrated children’s book. The creators – Leontine van Hooft and Jean-Claude Ngumire, have put all their passion and creativity together to help conserve old (oral) African legends and stories and prevent them from disappearing.
‘Balla and the Secret of the Source’ is our second illustrated children’s book from the series The Chronicles of Ubuntopia, which consists of 12 books. We create our books for all children who love beautiful stories. Are you curious and want to know more about African culture? Then this is the perfect book for you!
In each book, there is an overarching storyline about Balla and Aimee’s mission, a short story, and two hand-painted aquarelle comics depicting the African legends. You will also find a WikiTopia section with background information about the stories.
Each of our books from the Chronicles of Ubuntopia comes with its own social campaign. For the first book ”Balla and the Forest of Legends” we created the campaign “Buy one, Share one” where with every book purchased we send a copy to a less fortunate child, via partnerships with NGOs from the countries of South Africa or Kenya. This way not only we are sharing the legends, but we are also bringing them back home.
For our second book “Balla and the Secret of the Source”, part of its proceeds will be spent on supporting children in Ethiopia and Ghana who would like to be an artist one day. By selecting a tier with a hardcopy version of “Balla and the Secret of the Source” you also support the social campaign.
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