Black History Month Author Spotlight: Tololwa M. Mollel

Tololwa Mollel is a children’s author, dramatist and storyteller, who has written sixteen books and several plays as well as stories that he created or adapted for performance.

His books have been translated into various South African languages and into Korean.

Presently Mollel is working, among other projects, on life stories from across diverse communities in Edmonton, and on a memoir on his life growing up with his grandfather in Tanzania.

Works include but aren’t limited to:


The Orphan Boy

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The Princess Who Lost Her Hair



A Promise to the Sun

The Flying Tortoise

Stories for Performance

The Twins and The Monster

Visit of the Sea Queen

To find more of his works or learn my about the author himself, check out his website at

A. A. Omer

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