‘Jacana Conversations’ invites you:
Join Puku Children’s Foundation and Jacana publishers’  virtual event this evening ‘The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole.  Lorato Trok, author of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole, and Elinor Sisulu, Executive Director of Puku, will discuss and celebrate the life of Saul Sithole on his birthday, 20 September, at 6pm. The discussion is presented in partnership with Biblionef and The National Heritage Council.

When:
20 September at 18:00 (SAST)

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What will take place?
Join Lorato Trok, author of The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole, and Elinor Sisulu, executive director of PUKU, as they discuss and celebrate the life of Saul Sithole on his birthday, 20 September, at 6pm.

Who is Paul Sithole?
A pioneering black scientist, Saul Sithole’s great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa has been ignored and largely forgotten. This book has gone some way in rectifying this by telling Sithole’s story of dedication to his craft and his role in the advancement of our knowledge of birds and fossils through his 62-year career at the Ditsong (previously Transvaal) Natural History Museum.

Who is participating in the discussion?
Lorato Trok, the author, has more than 10 years’ experience in publishing, writing and story development in children’s
literature. Lorato was project coordinator at the Centre for the Book in Cape Town, worked as publishing programme manager at Room to Read South Africa and was the South Africa, Lesotho and Zambia country coordinator
for the African Storybook Initiative. This is her second biography for young people and forms part of the series about unsung South African heroes and heroines.

Elinor Sisulu is a Zimbabwean-born, South African human rights activist, and the the author of the Noma award-winning biography Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime (2003). She is a founder member and current Executive Director of the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, a winner of the 2021 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize.

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