Lupita Nyong’o Unveils Cover Of Upcoming Book, Sulwe

By Joburg Post

Sulwe is a Luo name which means ‘the star’. It is also the title of new children’s book to be published by world-renowned Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, who has starred in movies such as 12 Years A Slave, The Star Wars series and Jordan Peele-produced horror film, Us.

The book takes the shape of a picture book which focuses of colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. The story is of a 5-year old dark-skinned Kenyan girl who grapples with being the most melanated one in the family, leading to an awakening of a re-imagined sense of beauty.

“I am pleased to reveal I have written a children's book," 

Lupita said via Instagram in 2018. The award-winning actress returned to the same platform to unveil the cover of the book.

Sulwe will be published later this year in October.


Photo Cred: Lupita Nyong'o /Twitter

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