Gender-Based Violence (GBV) activist, Nosipho Hani-Khumalo (21) opened up Bookarazzi Book Club in partnership with Exclusive Books and Plugcityhype to help highlight serious issues affecting South Africans.
Nosipho is a national youth ambassador who has used a unique online book club platform to address Gender-Based Violence in the community. The young lady will broadcast online every Thursday and the platform will give people a safe place to talk about the danger affecting them.
“On my journey of philanthropy and as a youth ambassador, I have become more aware of the pain people carry. Books are a lighter way of introducing serious and needed conversations that people are often afraid to have at home or with friends because they are embarrassed or ashamed. We want the book club to create a safe space for empowerment and healing.” says Nosipho
Various authors have submitted their work to Nosipho and the books will be based on victims of the ongoing GBV scourge. Nosipho hopes to help people develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics at hand by relating to the characters in the books.
“We want readers to grow in empathy, understanding and love because that is the South Africa we need,” concluded Nosipho.