Rebecca Davis, standing in for John Maytham, spoke to Sarah Koopman, editor of the children's book _A Girl without a _Sound, written byauthorBuhle Ngaba. Ngaba wrote the book as a gift to her godmother.
According to Koopman this gift was not initially conceived as a book, but when people on Facebook gave it so much support, it gave birth to the idea of turning Buhle Ngaba's gift to her godmother into a book.
Ngaba had a special relationship with her godmother. As a young girl, she taught her to stand up for herself and never be silenced.
The book was compiled by a group of creatives who are also Ngaba's friends, and has become an act of restoring power and agency to young black girls in South Africa..
Buhle like to say if young girls cant imagine themselves in the worlds that don't exist, how are they suppose to see themselves in the world that do exist— Sarah Koopman, Editor
Koopman says the book carries the message that girls can do,be and express themselves the way they want without worrying about being silenced.
Listen to the full conversation below: