She is one of Kenya’s finest exports to Hollywood and never ceases to disappoint. Just weeks after her heartfelt written tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o is making waves again.
This time around, she is doing it in her mother tongue, the Luo language. The Oscar award-winning star is excited to announce that her children's’ book, Sulwe will soon be available in Kenya in three languages, including Swahili and Luo.
The book is aimed at raising awareness about self-love. It is about a young girl who wishes to be a light-skinned lass, despite having a beautiful dark, melanin-laden skin. The book, whose focus is colorism and self-esteem. The main lesson is that beauty comes from within.
Nyong’o took to her social media networks to make the announcement.
“#Sulwe is coming home, at last! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili and my mother tongue, Luo. My childhood inspired Sulwe's story. I hope the book's message can continue to travel the world for readers of all ages, but it's especially meaningful to bring it home! 🇰🇪 #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre #SulweHomecoming