A Kite's Flight

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A Kite's Flight

By William Gumede; Maja Sereda (Illustrator)

Jacana Media, Paperback, 9781770098046, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

Richly illustrated, this book tells the story of Andile and his father, who make a beautiful kite that they rush to send aloft. To Andile's horror, however, the string breaks--but father and son are magically lifted on an epic journey across Africa. From the thundering Victoria Falls and the snow tops of Kilimanjaro to the Sahara Desert and ancient Egyptian pyramids, the kite's trajectory takes the travelers over some of the great landmarks of Africa.

About the Author
William Mervin Gumede is a columnist for the Sunday Independent, and he also does work for the Economist Intelligence Unit, BBC World Service, African Intelligence Newsletter and Omvarlden. He was deputy editor of the Sowetan and senior editor at the Financial Mail. He is a visiting research fellow at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management at Wits, and is a former Clive Menell Fellow at Duke University.