Chongololos, Millipedes and my book Dust and Rain

Ruth Hartley Storytelling, Climate change2 Comments

“Disgusting chongololos!” Auntie Stella said crossly. “Naughty children!” We loved our chongololos – the Chewa name for millipedes. As children, we played with them in the rainy season. I quote from Wikipedia that “Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class […]

Dust and Rain: Chipo and Chibwe Save the Green Valley

Ruth HartleyBook Publishing, Books by Ruth Hartley, Dust and Rain3 Comments

My new children’s story Dust and Rain: Chipo and Chibwe Save the Green Valley is published. I am very proud that Gadsden Publishers of Lusaka Zambia decided to launch it this April 2022 and I have spent the last two weeks talking about it in Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe. Dust and Rain is a story about the dramatic effects […]