A Kite's Flight (Paperback)

By William Gumede, Maja Sereda (Illustrator)

Jacana Media, 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 Gumede is the author of "New History of South Africa, ""The Poverty of Ideas, "and" Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC." Maja Sereda is a freelance illustrator and the owner of Bittersweet Studios.