Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o ‘s book Sulwe meaning Star is coming to Kenya.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Nyong’o said the book can now be found in English, Swahili, and her mother tongue, Luo.
“Sulwe is coming home! … My childhood inspired Sulwe’s story. I hope its message can travel the world for readers of all ages, but it’s especially meaningful to bring it home! #SulweHomecoming,” she said.
#Sulwe is coming home! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili & my mother tongue, Luo. My childhood inspired Sulwe's story. I hope its message can travel the world for readers of all ages, but it's especially meaningful to bring it home! 🇰🇪 #SulweHomecoming pic.twitter.com/i36pjGaklR
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) October 1, 2020
Sulwe is a moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within according to the actress.
“Sulwe”! Sulwe is a dark-skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty. She encounters lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning. This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin.”
In February, Lupita was the recipient of the Outstanding Literary Work for Children for her book Sulwe. An award received at the 51st annual NAACP Image Awards.