Jafta’s father

Screenshot 2015-11-18 12.42.48 Written by Hugh Lewin

Illustrated by Lisa Kopper

Jafta’s father is coming home. He has been away for a very long time, but things are changing in his country and now he can return. Jafta will be able to tell him about all the things that he has missed, and Jafta’s father will answer questions that no one else can answer. There’ll be a homecoming party bigger than Nomsa’s wedding. Because Jafta’s father is coming home at last.

Meet Jafta, a little boy living in an African village sharing the universal joys and sorrows of childhood. Jafta was born after prize-winning author, Hugh Lewin, was released from prison after a seven-year sentence for his opposition to apartheid. With exquisite poignancy, he describes the life of separation Jafta experiences growing up without his father. Later in the series, we learn of Jafta’s experience of love for his mother and we share the tenderness and celebration of Jafta’s father’s homecoming.

The stories live and breathe, beautifully rendered by the lyrical artwork of Lisa Kopper.

We are delighted and proud to re-publish these beautiful classic children’s books. Sharing the universal joys and sorrows of childhood, they become even more relevant in our fast-paced world.

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