How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? by Refiloe Moahloli
22 Mar 2017
Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.
This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.
About the author
Refiloe Moahloli grew up in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. As aunt to many nieces and nephews who consider her to be ‘one of them’ due to her modest height, life with them inspires a number of stories floating in her head at any given time.
Now a full-time writer, her life is a far cry from her former career in the world of information systems and corporate telecoms. Refiloe plays hockey, is a keen Instagrammer known as ‘theparanoidartist’ and is a full-time couch coach of South Africa’s cricket teams.
Date of Publication: March 2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa