To inspire to children’s reading, writing, inventing and creating, the Embassy of Sweden, Soma Book café and Mkuki na Nyota have come together to arrange a Children’s Literature Festival in Tanzania 15-20 November 2021. The festival will revolve around the Swedish children’s book “Full speed ahead, Johanna the inventor” by Ann-Christin Magnusson, published in Sweden by Olika Förlag (in English “Different Publishers”). The book was recently translated into Swahili.
The Festival will comprise of different events connected to children’s culture and literature, to promote creating, innovating, reading and writing. The publisher in Sweden has a specific focus on books for children that challenge stereotypes and norms in different ways.