Meet Michelle Nkamankeng, Africa’s award-winning author of 7 books

Meet Michelle Nkamankeng, Africa’s award-winning author of 7 books

- Michelle Nkamankeng became the youngest author in the world when she published her first book at age 7

- She has now written 7 books at age 11

- Michelle also has a foundation to supply books to underprivileged children for free

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Michelle Nkamankeng, who became the youngest author from Africa at the age of seven, now has seven astonishing books at age 11 and owns a foundation that is set to provide free books to underprivileged children.

According to a report compiled by Face2FaceAfrica, at age 7, Michelle was classified as one of the 10 youngest authors in the world.

Some of her books form part of a collection. The titles of her books include “Waiting For The Waves”, “The Little Girl Who Believes In Herself”, "The Little Mouse", "The Golden Ring" and three others.

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Reports indicate that Michelle fell in love with reading at the tender age of four and wrote two books by age five, but they were published and recognised when she turned seven.

Now that she is 11, the young brilliant girl has seven books and a foundation called the Michelle Nkamankeng Foundation.

The foundation is focused on empowering young people especially those who are in less-privileged areas - at no cost at all.

Michelle, in an interview, revealed that her motivation to start writing came to life after she visited a book shop and realised that the books for children were all written by adults.

According to her, she questioned herself on why children could not also write books and tell the world of their creative imaginations and make an impact in the lives of others.

The same motivation appears as what has birthed her foundation as the books children will receive will empower them with the ability to read more and also acquire the creative sense and knowledge to also write their own books.

Michelle Nkamankeng is managed by her father with the assistance of her mother.

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Meanwhile, a 12-year-old boy in Meishan city in south-western China's Sichuan Province has reportedly carried his disabled friend to class every day for the past six years.

According to a report by, it all began when Zhang Ze was diagnosed with an incurable condition called the ragdoll disease at age four.

The medical condition caused the poor boy to lose power in his limbs and has, therefore, been unable to walk or perform everyday activities on his own.

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Source: Briefly News

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