Book Review: ‘A Girl and the Fly’, inspiring children’s story

Book Review: ‘A Girl and the Fly’, inspiring children’s story

What would you do if you found a fly in your food or drink? I am sure that even picturing this image makes several people cringe. What of taking the time to save this living creature? After all it is a living being that wants to survive like any of us here on earth.

Picture1 Book Review: ‘A Girl and the Fly’, inspiring children’s story

The children’s book ‘A Girl and the Fly’ details a rather funny encounter between an unnamed girl and a fly. While many people may find such an episode bizarre, the book is based on a true account that the author Dina Gohil had. Gohil is a podiatrist by profession and was encouraged to turn her account into a children’s book and she did just that.

Not only is the book wildly imaginative but the illustrations by Paulina Delgado are colourful and make for an enjoyable flip through while one reads the book. ‘A Girl and the Fly’ ultimately highlights the importance of all life in every shape and size; a powerful lesson for both the young, old and like me; young at heart.

The book carries a powerful lesson on compassion for other living beings and compassion is at the heart of the book. Profits for ‘A Girl and the fly’ are channeled towards helping children in orphanages across Zimbabwe.

The book is available on Amazon and in Harare (at Enbee branches). The efforts being made by author are documented on the Instagram page (A Girl and The Fly)

Kudzai Mhangwa

Kudzai Mhangwa is a writer, actor and musician. He writes poetry, plays, essays and short stories. His work has been featured on House of Mutapa, Atrebla Magazine, Ka'edi Africa, Poetry Soup and elsewhere.

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