Michelle Nkamankeng is an 11 year old girl from South Africa. She is no ordinary child as at the age of six (6), she wrote her first book 'WAITING FOR THE WAVES' which was published when she turned 7.
Michelle became the youngest author from Africa to be added to the list of top 10 youngest writers in the world. She is the founder of Michelle Nkamankeng Foundation which supplies books to underprivileged children for free. According to her the books will help motivate other children to read more and also acquire the creative sense and knowledge to also write their own books.
Some of Michelle's books are collections. They include "Waiting For The Waves", "The Little Girl Who Believes In Herself", "The Golden Ring", "The Little Mouse" and more.
Asked how did she decide to write books, Michelle is quoted saying that, it was after her visit to the bookstore where she realised that children's books were written by adults. She said that after her book shop visit, she questioned herself on why children could not write their books and tell the world their creative imaginations in their own way. It was then that the author was birthed.
Not only is Michelle a great writer, she is an eloquent speaker too. She is managed by her father and mother.
President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa tweeted about Michelle Nkamankeng
"Your example must serve to encourage others to become part of the forces driving positive change and progress. We all want to see more humane and kinder world for ourselves and our children."
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