Michelle Nkamankeng is a truly astounding young girl. She published her first book at the age of seven, making her the youngest published author in South Africa and Africa, and one of the youngest 10 published authors globally. Now, at the age of 12, she has three published books. She’s also a youth activist and an advocate, a philanthropist and a motivational speaker.
Nkamankeng’s love for books and reading was nurtured at a young age and that gave her the encouragement and tools to start writing from the age of six. Through her advocacy work and her namesake foundation, she hopes to encourage other children to embrace their passions and to help them access the tools to do so. She believes that we need to build a world that makes it easier for more children like her to reach their creative goals and build their own legacies.
10 years from now, you won’t recall the sleepless nights, missed events or steep sacrifices. You will, however, reap the rewards and revel in the success as a result of those sacrifices.