What is Islam is a simplified presentation of the religion of Islam for young people. It explains the fundamental teachings of Islam and focuses on the many similarities between Christianity and Islam. The goal of this book is to remove common misunderstandings about Islam and its teachings.
a b ch kwa Zanzibar (Kiswahili) is written for children between 7 and 9 years. The ABC of Zanzibar (available in Swahili only)
Aiming for the Summit
Ivory Stars is Tanzania’s first ever all-girls football team consisting of people with albinism.
As International Albinism Day appraoches, the team wants to do something unique to prove to the world that they are capable beyond their stereotypes. Their sheer determination will be necessary to prove they can take up challenges just as anyone else.
Tatu (the team leader) and the players, decide to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Will they succeed?
Join the girls on their adventure to the summit of the highest peak in Africa and find out what shocking news awaits them on their way down. Find out what plot is planned against them and whether they come out of it safely or not.
This is the second book in the series is ‘Living in the Shade’
Detectives of Shangani
Bakari and Omari live on the island of Zanzibar and are the best of friends. It is the beginning of a long holiday and they are excited about what adventures are in store. Bakari’s beloved grandmother comes to visit the family, bringing with her many gifts – including a new friend for the boys! One day while exploring the boys discover hidden treasure. The boys, nicknamed ‘The detectives of Shangani’, embark on a quest to discover the secrets of what they have found. They travel around the Spice Islands and meet strange characters, all to discover the mystery of the lost rubies!
Gida the baby elephant is for children aged 9 -11 years. It is a story about an elephant that is looking for water to quench its thirst.
Meet Musa, a little boy from Durban and hear how he spends his day. To the masjid, back home and at school. Musa is sociable, helpful and organized.
Lessilie the City Maasai is the story of a young Maasai boy growing up outside his community. His father, a Maasai marries a Kikuyu woman from Kenya, which results in his rejection by his people. Lessilies journey from the city to the world of the Maasai starts when his father passes away. Will he be able to live like the Maasai? Can he prove that he really can be a warrior like his father? His adventure teaches him more about life than he ever imagined. He not only learns to read animal tracks but realizes the great power within himself.
This book touches on aspects of the challenges faced by the Maasai, and the threat from the fading of their culture, in this new era.
Tatu is a young albino girl from the outskirts of Dar Es Salam, Tanzania. Living in a society that is ignorant about albinism, Tatu endures tremendous hardship. Cultural belief and superstition lead people around Tatu to believe she has a disease and supernatural powers. At school she is treated unfairly and is ignored and shunned by the neighbourhood.
Superstitious beliefs mean that Tatu’s life is in constant danger. She is oblivious to the gang lurking around, waiting to pounce and kidnap her and other albinos only to be sold to witchdoctors.
Can Tatu avoid being kidnapped?
Does she have the confidence and the power to resist the gang?
The story is set in a time when Tanzania received international attention and media coverage on severe and brutal attacks on albinos. There was an outcry for justice for those afflicted.
This book touches on aspects of the causes of albinism and how educating a society can change people’s mindsets.
Meet Bakari, a young boy from Zanzibar, who tells us about his intersetng life. Meet his friends and family and find out about all the wonderful things he does in his home, the legendary Spice Island.
Mr Zebra goes to the market is for children aged 8 -10. It’s a story about the zebra that went to the market to buy tomatoes, he meets Mr Rabbit and his children and they decide touse a trick to make money.
The Lunchbox is for children aged 9 – 11 years. It has a good story about a clever boy who tricked a monkey to get his lunch box back, and mangoes too.
This is Islam is an easy to understand book for children who have questions about the Islamic faith. It explains the fundamental tenets of Islam, and draws on similarities between Christianity and Islam. Children may be amazed to learn that there are many common grounds between these two religions.
Toby the giraffe is for children aged 5 – 8 years. It is a story about the giraffe that is getting ready to visit his friends as they count one to ten.