About Me

This is a blog about reading, kid's lit, YA, bookish news, fiction, publishing, um... there may be references to Gossip Girl, I guess? I'm obsessed with Forever Young Adult (love you guys!) Sometimes I'll talk about social media/digital Africa/ebooks. Sometimes I'll just say Dessen or TEABS or 'why is the third Divergent book not out yet??'.

I'm Bontle: a blogger/content editor/literary activist working in children's literature at the Puku Children's Literature Foundation (@pukubooks) and dabbling in feminist publishing at Modjaji Books (@modjaji_bks). I live in the beautiful city of Johannesburg, South Africa but regularly participate in conferences and events speaking on social media and children's literature around the world, including:

  • Presenting the annual Beyers Naude Memorial Lecture 2012 at the University of the Free State, July 2012
  • Speaking on the international Programm LitCam panel on ‘Buchermachen in Afrika – Chancen und Herausforderungen’ at Frankfurt International Book Fair 2012, October 2012
  • Speaking on the ‘Digital Africa’ roundtable at Etonnants Voyageurs literary festival in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, February 2013
  • Speaking on the ‘Educational publishing, children's literature and ebooks in Africa’ roundtable at Salon du Livre de Paris (Paris Book Fair) in Paris, France, March 2013
This blog reflects personal views and opinions in my individual capacity only. It does not necessarily represent the views of the Puku Children's Literature Foundation, Modjaji Books or any other organisation I am affiliated with. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by Puku Children's Literature Foundation, Modjaji Books or any other organisation I am affiliated with.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bontle,
    I have read your blogspot and hope that you will review my latest book.
    The Curse of the Ancestors, with Jamie James
    It is about a young boy of 15 who discovers that there is a death curse placed on his father, a wildlife vet working in Nelspruit
    He travels from Cape Town to Nelspruit to try and undo the curse
    He meets Kubukele, a sangoma who assists him on his journey to discovery
    The book is available in ebook format or paperback
    If you decide to review it and want a copy I can send you one
    I am based in Cape Town
    Kind regards
    Roy Aronson