Celebrated Actress Lupita Nyongo has finally unleashed the Swahili and Luo edition of her book ‘Sulwe’ to mark its homecoming. This comes close to a year after the children’s storybook was officially published.
According to the film superstar, this was a necessary move as she sees much value in making her masterpiece available in her home country.
“#Sulwe is coming home, at last! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili and my mother tongue, Luo.
“My childhood inspired Sulwe’s story. I hope the book’s message can continue to travel the world for readers of all ages, but it’s especially meaningful to bring it home!” she wrote in her post
Lupita also shared the same message in Swahili and Luo which impressed many of her fans who appreciated her for acknowledging her Kenyan roots.
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#Sulwe is coming home, at last! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili and my mother tongue, Luo. My childhood inspired Sulwe’s story. I hope the book’s message can continue to travel the world for readers of all ages, but it’s especially meaningful to bring it home! 🇰🇪 #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre #SulweHomecoming Hatimaye, #Sulwe anakuja nyumbani! Hadithi ya Sulwe, iliyohamasishwa na maisha yangu ya utotoni, sasa inapatikana Kenya kwa matoleo ya Kiingereza, Kiswahili na lugha yangu pendwa, Kijaluo. Natumaini ujumbe wa kitabu hiki utaendelea kusambaa duniani kwa wasomaji wa rika zote. Hasa muhimu kuuleta ujumbe huu nyumbani! 🇰🇪 Gikone to #Sulwe koro gowo! Sani chapa mag bugni ma ondik gi dho Ngere, Oswayo kod dhowa, Dholuo, yudore Kenya ka. Sigand Sulwe owuok kuom ngimana kaka nyathi. Ageno ni kuku sigana ni biro landore e piny ngima to moloyo ne jo-Kenya. Amor sidang’ ni Sulwe ochopo dala! 🇰🇪
From the book description, Sulwe is a children’s fiction picture book that tells the story of a young girl who wishes for her dark skin to be lighter. The theme addresses colorism and encourages individuals to learn self-love regardless of their skin color.
Some of her fans across the globe have requested for the book to be made available in their countries after this recent move.
The book has also earned great reviews from readers and Lupita hopes that the message from her captivating story will finally reach the world at large.