A few weeks after the release of Sulwe, a children’s book on colourism authored by Kenyan-Mexcian Black Panther and Get Out superstar, Lupita Nyong’o, she back on the road promoting the positivity that every kid can take from the book.
It’s her own journey from childhood when she was teased for having midnight-shade skin that’s different from everyone else in her family, inspired her to write the book. In an interview on the BBC Newsnight, Lupita Nyong’o,36, throws light on the book by submitting the similarity between colourism and racism – ‘Colourism is the daughter of racism’, she said.
Since the release of the book, Lupita has shared snaps kids that have so far embraced the beauty found from reading the book on her Instagram page. The sole purpose of the actress cum author is to encourage kids around the world with dark skins to begin appreciating the beauty in their complexion.
Sulwe focus on a young Kenyan girl who was mocked for having darker skin colour, but a mysterious eye-opening midnight journey changed her perception for good.
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