LUPITA NYONGO BECOMES AN AUTHOR
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has written a children’s book called “Sulwe”, it is yet to be published.
Lupita will publish the children’s book which is her first with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers next January.
Sulwe is a Luo term which means ‘The Star’. Sulwe is a dark-skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure and awakens with a re-imagined sense of beauty. “I am pleased to reveal I have written a children’s book,” Lupita said via Instagram on Wednesday night adding that the story is of the 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya.
In the book, Sulwe has the darkest skin colour in her family making her uncomfortable and determined to find a way to lighten her skin.
Sulwe embarks on an exciting adventure. The adventure, coupled with advice from her mother helps her see beauty differently. She encounters lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning,” Lupita said. “This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin.”
Like Sulwe in the book , Lupita struggled with her complexion and image while growing up. We look forward to this book.