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Storytelling with Judith Makaniankhondo Nyirenda

We live in a country that celebrates diversity, and the book Happy Birthday Vana! brings the theme of self acceptance and celebration right to the heart. Join Judith as she reads her book; creating a space where a special birthday story of a 5 year old girl evokes feelings of celebration, contentment and self acceptance.

Come and also meet the brown doll collection which Judith has created which depicts Judith facial birthmark she uses it to tell the story of how we can be creative and celebrate our own uniqueness.

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About the author


Judith Makaniankondo Nyirenda spent the first 19 years of her life in Malawi before moving to the UK and studying for a degree in Arts and Humanities.

Her first book Happy Birthday Vana! came from a passion to teach her own children her native Chichewa. Judith writes poetry and children’s stories and is a keen storyteller.

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Bracknell Forest Libraries

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