“The innovative use of translanguaging in Halala Winner! enables young people to see their own multilingual language resources in print. Halala Cover2Cover for being a trail-blazer!” – Associate Professor Carolyn Mckinney, Education Department, UCT.
Written by: The Jabulani Kunye team
Halala Winner! is a comic story told in isiXhosa and English. It’s the first in a collection of stories, called ‘My world, My words’. These stories have cartoon illustrations and use a mix of South African languages to tell local and exciting stories.
Sibulele is new at Jabulani Junior School. There he meets the Cool Girls and Funky Boys who call him a ‘loser’. Luckily he has friends who stick up for him: Anele, a classmate, and Mr Dube who sells fruit at the taxi rank. And when his class goes on a school outing, and danger threatens, Sibulele learns that winning can happen in all sorts of ways …
The Jabulani Kunye team includes Xolisa Guzula, illustrator Brandan Reynolds, Dorothy Dyer and Ros Haden