Nine-year-old Pinetown learner publishes her first book
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Nine-year-old Pinetown learner publishes her first book

Damon had the opportunity to chat with nine-year-old Khwezi Mthethwa, a lover of dinosaurs and reading who has just published her first book.

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Listen to Damon's interview with child author Khwezi Mthethwa below:

Being in radio means that Damon gets the opportunity to interview many individuals who have inspiring stories to share.

Meet nine-year-old Khwezi Mthethwa, a learner from Benjamin Pine Primary School in Pinetown who has penned her first book, The Key to the Secret Door of Dinosaurs.

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Khwezi's love for reading began at the tender age of just six and has fallen in love with books ever since. The author, who wishes to become famous one day, told Damon that she loves reading chapter books as they give her more opportunity to read.

The book is centered around a girl named Isabella who discovers a key in the garden, and who goes on an adventure to use this very key to finally see dinosaurs, which also happens to be Khwezi's favourite animal. 

During the interview, Khwezi showed Damon the original copy of the book with the drawings before it was translated into a book. She also took time to read a chapter which left Damon in awe.

Watch below:

If you would like to find out more about Khwezi and her book, visit her Facebook page by clicking here

Alternatively, if you would like to order yourself a copy, email [email protected].

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