Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Kantiga Finds the Perfect Name

Written by Mabel Mnensa
Illustrated by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne

Kantiga Finds the Perfect Name is a beautiful tale, infused with some magic that reimagines a popular African folklore for the modern child. 

“There was once a beautiful little girl with a heart as big as her name, Kantiga. But Kantiga did not like her name.” Hearing this, her Gogo tells her a magical family tale inspired by the folklore of the magical cracked clay pot. The magical clay pot is appears to be useless because it is cracked and broken, yet we learn how this flaw that makes it more than perfect.


Rights Info

Rights: World Rights available, excl English SA
Genre: Illustrated Children’s fiction
Publisher: Jacana Media, Johannesburg
Format: 32 pages