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22 November 2014

"Let The Children Play"

Yesterday, November 21 2014, Harare City Library in partnership with the Swedish Embassy hosted the inaugural, fun-filled Swedish and Zimbabwean Children Literature Day. The celebration, held under the theme “Verenga. Ziva. Kura/ Bala. Wazi. Ukhule/ Read. Know. Grow”, saw various schools and community libraries receiving gifts of books from the Guest of Honour Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe Lars Ronnas. The children, to whom the event was dedicated, also enjoyed storytelling and poetry sessions. Children Literature Day is universally celebrated every year since 1954 when the UN General Assembly first proclaimed it to promote exchange and mutual understanding among children. WIN brings you some photos from the celebration at Harare City Library. 

 Dzikwa Trust young performer shines with her traditional dance skills

 Flying without wings

 Master of Ceremony and master performer Albert Nyathi

 Swedish Ambassador Lars Ronnas shows one of the children's books by Swedish writers

The timeless gift of a book

Community library representative grateful for the wonderful present from the Ambassador

Marondera Children's Library also received some books

Storyteller par excellence, Pauline Mtuda had the children gripped by her East African children's story

Collaborating in poetry sessions

Maria Ronnas, wife of Ambassador Ronnas, gave an overview of Swedish children's literature and writers

Entertaining drama from Dzikwa Trust

Children presented poems generated from the poetry sessions 

Part of the audience

Writer Virginia Phiri also helped in the poetry sessions with children

Joy for all children: Harare City Library staff and others could not help but dance to the cool mbira music played by Dzikwa Trust cultural group

Katrina Wallace Karenga, a member of the Harare City Library Committee giving a vote of thanks

The poets: From left, Edwin Msipa, Albert Nyathi and Alois Sagota


Thank you!

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