Lupita Nyong'o launches Luo-title book to inspire girls of colour

Lupita Nyong'o launches Luo-title book to inspire girls of colour

Hollywood-based but African-born actress Lupita Nyong'o has authored a book aimed at inspiring girls of colour, adding another feather to her cap.

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The ravishing thespian named her first ever publication Sulwe, which is a Luo word for star.

Sharing with the world about her latest endeavour through her Instagram account, the lass revealed she authored the book to encourage self-love for darker-skinned girls across the world.

''Sulwe holds up a mirror for dark-skinned children especially, to see themselves reflected immediately, and it is a window for all the others to cherish peering into"' she wrote.

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Sulwe is a children's picture book which aims at sending a powerful message to girls of colour.

Lupita says it is yet to be released. The book talks about the heart-warming and whimsical story of a young girl named Sulwe, who goes on a journey to discover her own unique beauty.

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According to the actress, even at a young age, girls are taught that light skin is preferred over dark skin, and it is because of this that she came up with Sulwe to help encourage self-love for darker-skinned girls everywhere.

According to information seen on her different social media pages, the 48-page book will be released on Tuesday, 15 October.

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