Books on their way to Centocow

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Lorraine and Steve outside Nuts about Books
Lorraine and Steve outside Nuts about Books

I found out about Nuts about Books and Toys via the wonders of the internet. Lorraine, the owner, of this shop in the town of Howick, – halfway between Durban and Centocow – found some books for me. I asked her to find titles for pre-school children which were available both in English and isiZulu as I wanted to use them to learn Zulu before leaving them for the children. I have now managed to learn 5 words I

try to learn a new word every day.

Since arriving in the Centocow area I have discovered something about the difficulties of trying to use the internet here in rural South Africa. You get access when the internet decides to run, not when you want it. You get partway through something and it stops. and you have to start all over again.

Book Corner Howick 1
Book Corner at Nuts about books in Howick

Lorraine managed to get me over 15 titles so I am now becoming a little boy again and learning to read in isiZulu. When I get my books out everyone is so willing to help me pronounce the words  and we all have a good laugh over my funny sounds.

I have lots more pictures that I have taken in the few days I’ve been here already but they will have to wait until I return home to Exeter  and I don’t get so frustrated with the internet. So here is my last picture for today.


Children's books in Howick
Children’s books at Nuts about Books. Howick


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