Mapule Mohulatsi’s new children’s book, Mizz President, is all about South African Girl Power. Written by Mohulatsi and illustrated by Mary-An Hampton, the 32-page work is set for release in August 2018.
Here is a synopsis from its publishers, Everychild Books:
Lerato must take charge when President Bulloo and his entire cabinet fall ill. Of course, our Mizz President gets busy immediately cleaning roads and handing out books as she rises to the occasion.
Mizz President is a delightful story about a young girl who finds herself thrust into the unexpected position of being president of her country. But our fearless shero knows exactly what to do and decides to right some mistakes. This brave and hopeful children’s book does not only entertain and inspire, but it also speaks to
matters of the day with a story that will enchant both children and adults. The vivid drawings beautifully reflect South African life.
Mapule Mohulatsi is a South African writer and one of the best new essayists on the scene. We republished her essay, “The Nervous Conditions of the Mother Tongue,” which first appeared in Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction, as well as review essays on Megan Ross’ poetry collection Milk Fever and, most recently, Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor’s Short Story Day Africa Prize winning story. Mohulatsi is studying for a Master’s Degree in African Literature at the University of Witwatersrand.
Mary-An Hampton is an illustrator and designer based in Cape Town.