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Sunday, July 3, 2016


By Dianne Stewart, Dudu’s Basket is a delightful story book following the journey of Dudu’s basket through a number of cultures. It is beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Elizabeth Pulles.

When Dudu finishes weaving her first basket, by the light of the plump full moon, her uncle Jojo tells her that a first basket should always be given away ... Baskets, woven from locally sourced materials are widely used and re-used in African society.

Dianne Stewart is an award-winning author who has published many highly acclaimed children’s books and others on African culture, both locally and internationally. She has degrees in African languages and literature, and is well steeped in anthropology, all of which provide an excellent pool of knowledge for her research into African folklore and mythology.

Elizabeth Pulles is a children’s and commercial illustrator, painter and sculptor from Johannesburg. She is a multiple-award winner: a couple of ATKV Prizes, the Vivian Wilkes Prize, the M.E.R. Prize and most recently the IBBY/Exclusive Books Prize for Siyolo’s Jersey.

Published in paperback by Jacana, Dudu’s Basket is available in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and isiZulu. Price R110. ISBN 978-1-4314-2328-6