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.

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