The Book That Our Younger Selves Wished to Read

I Am Nala” book is an anthology of seven stories written by Nala Council narrating powerful journeys of becoming and overcoming.

Each chapter advocates for one of the Sustainable Development Goals, one of the demands of Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto and one of the African Union Agenda 2063.

This collective book was co-authored by Aya Chebbi, Rosebell Kagumire, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Rose Wachuka Macharia, Yasmine Ouihrane and Kessy Ekomo Soignet, and edited by award winning writer Dr. Novyuo Tshuma, author of House of Stone (2018), with the support of Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu, Soraya Addi, Syeda Re’em Hussain and Amina Alaoui Soulimani.

#IamNala Reviews

History shows us that social movements, especially feminist movements, can bring about transformative change. They have played an instrumental role in establishing and advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights over the years. Nala Feminist Collective personifies that fierce and unwavering commitment

Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Without investing in young women and girls, we will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Decision makers need to deliver on the Agenda. So, Norway will do its part. I endorse Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto of Nala Feminist Collective because Generation Equality cannot afford to move forward without Africa.

H.E. Dag Inge-Ulstein, Former Minister of International Development of Norway

I am so proud to be part of Nala Feminist Collective. It matters. We’re calling for perpetrators to be held accountable by world leaders.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019

The demands spelled out in this unmistakable affirmation [Beijing +25 Manifesto of Nalafem] on part of African young women to secure a real change, should be clearly integrated in our society and our communities.

H.E Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda

Emerging from the Generation Equality Forum, this Collective [Nalafem] is the culmination of decades of action and partnership towards gender equality led by committed activists and feminist-leaders. Together we must reflect on progress towards the clear demands outlined in the Africa Young Women B+25 Manifesto and continue to identify strategies to accelerate this agenda.

Amina J. Mohamed, United Nations Deputy Secretary General

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I am Nala is available for purchase on African books collective platform.

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