Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo Luo Version
Kara ne ok ochuno ni Otieno nyaka lok dende kata matin nono
Sulwe’s skin is the colour of midnight. She’s darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey through the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
This Sulwe version is written in Dholuo and is a children’s fiction picture book by actress Lupita Nyong’o. It follows the story of a young girl who wishes for her dark skin to be lighter. The story is ultimately about colourism and learning to love oneself, no matter one’s skin tone.
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