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Praat jy! and My Word!, published in 2022 by LAPA / Penguin Publishers, tell the stories of my experiences and discoveries of the past seventeen years working as a Narrative creative writing mentor to young people in marginalised communities in the Western Cape.  The young people's poems, drama and raps (via QR codes) also feature in the books. The young writers gave permission for their work to be shared in this way and, thanks to the support of the Jakes Gerwel Foundation, received payment for it. The book also contains the wisdom of teachers who supported the work and continued with it ... 

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