Light a Candle: Tumaini Pasipo Na Tumaini

Orca Book Publishers

Godfrey Knongolo

Godfrey Nkongolo is currently a doctoral student in political science with extensive experience working in international and community development in Tanzania. Godfrey’s professional experience has been primarily in the field of youth-focused community development and poverty reduction interventions in Tanzania. He has worked in the areas of HIV/AIDS and gender co-founding a community-based organization serving youth. He later moved into working on good governance initiatives with a focus on social service delivery. He now lives in Toronto, Canada with his family. One of his passions both within his studies and beyond is to promote African thought and to show the world that Africa has a message of hope even though the story of Africa that is most widely known is one of despair. This book is, therefore, a part of his life mission – to promote a positive message of and from Africa.

Contact

www.linkedin.com/in/godfrey-nkongolo-49399230

Eric Walters

Eric began writing for his class to entice them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers. He has now published 101 books which have been translated into thirteen languages and have won over 150 awards including 12 children’s choice awards, The Christopher, Africana Children’s Book Award, and the UNESCO award for Literature in the Service of Tolerance. Eric stopped teaching in 2003 and working part-time in the emergency department in 2008. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. One of his most common themes involves the Canadian heroes featured in his novels and helping students to become aware of the greatness of their country. Eric was born in Toronto in 1957. After the death of his mother when he was four years of age, he and his older sister, Janice, were raised by their father. He attended York University where he obtained his B.A. (Hons), specialized major in psychology, his B.S.W., and M.S.W. and then his B.Ed from the University of Toronto. He was employed as a social worker with two Children’s Aid Societies, at a children’s mental health centre, private practice, in a community hospital, and as a teacher with the Peel District Board of Education, teaching everything from kindergarten to Grade 8. Eric lives in Guelph with his wife, Anita, and they have three grown children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing, or playing and watching sports, he enjoys listening to jazz, and eating in fine restaurants featuring drive-through service. In 2014 he received the Order of Canada. He is the co-founder of a children’s program in Kenya (www.creationofhope.com). For more information visit his website at www.ericwalters.net

Bibliography

Light A Candle (Orca 2019)
Broken Strings (Penguin/Random House 2019)
Always With You (Nimbus 2019)
Bathtime (Orca 2019)
Elephant Secret (Penguin/Random House 2018)
The Wild Beast (Orca 2018)
Fourth Dimension (Penguin/Random House 2018)
From the Heart of Africa (Penguin/Random House 2018) (picture book)
Surfer Dog (Orca Spring 2018) (picture book)
90 Days of Different (Orca 2017)
African Alphabet (Orca 2017) (board book)
Will to Survive (Penguin/Random House 2016)
Jungleland (Orca 2016)
The Art of Picking Up Girls (and other dangerous things) (Penguin 2016)
Batcat and The Seven Squirrels (Orca 2016)
Today Is the Day (Tundra 2015)
Regenesis (Penguin/Random House 2015)
Innocent (Orca 2015)
Say You Will (Penguin/Random House 2015)
Fight For Power (Penguin, 2015)
Walking Home (Doubleday, 2014)
The Rule of Three (Penguin, 2014)
Saving Sammy (Orca, 2014)
Sky Above (Orca, 2014)
Hope Springs (Tundra, 2014)
Sleeper (Orca, 2014
Enigma (Penguin, 2013)
My Name is Blessing (Tundra, 2013)
Tagged (Orca, 2013)
Power Play (HarperCollins, 2013)
Between Heaven and Earth (Orca, 2012)
The Matatu (Orca, 2012)
Hunter (Orca, 2012)
The Taming (co-written with Teresa Toten, Doubleday, 2012)
Just Deserts (Penguin, September 2011)
Catboy (Orca, September 2011)
End of Days (Doubleday, September 2011)
Shaken (Doubleday, January 2011)
Flyboy (Penguin, 2010)
Home Team (Orca, 2010)
Trouble in Paradise (Penguin, 2010)
Branded (Orca, 2010)
Beverly Hills Maasai (Doubleday, 2010)
Wave (Doubleday, 2009)
Shell Shocked (Penguin, 2009)
United We Stand (Doubleday, 2009)
Wounded (Penguin, 2009)
Tell Me Why (Doubleday, 2009)
Black & White (Penguin, 2009)
Special Edward (Orca, 2009)
Alexandria of Africa (Doubleday 2008)
Splat! (Orca 2008)
The Pole (Penguin 2008)
Voyageur (Penguin, 2008)
When Elephants Fight (Orca, 2008)
In A Flash (Orca 2008)
The Falls (Penguin 2008)
Boot Camp (Orca 2007)
Sketches (Penguin 2007)
Tiger Trap (Dundurn 2007)
Safe as Houses (Doubleday 2007)
Bifocal (Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2007)
House Party (Orca 2007)
Shattered (Penguin 2006)
We All Fall Down (Doubleday 2006)
Camp X – Fool’s Gold (Penguin 2006)
Laggan Lard Butts (Orca 2006)
Stuffed (Orca 2006)
Triple Threat (Orca 2005)
Elixir (Penguin 2005)
The True Story of Santa Claus (2005)
Ricky (Harpercollins)
Underdog (Orca)
Juice (Orca)
Run (Penguin)
Death by Exposure (Dundurn)
I’ve Got An Idea (Harpercollins)
Tiger Town (Dundurn)
Off Season (Orca)
Grind (Orca)
Camp 30 (Penguin)
Rebound (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Road Trip (Orca)
Royal Ranson (Penguin)
Long Shot (Orca)
Tiger in Trouble (Dundurn)
Northern Exposures (Harpercollins)
Hoop Crazy (Orca)
The Hydrofoil Mystery (Penguin)
Overdrive (Orca)
The Money Pit Mystery (Harpercollins)
Caged Eagles (Orca)
The Bully Boys (Penguin)
Tiger by the Tail (Dundurn)
Full Court Press (Orca)
Diamonds in The Rough (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Camp X (Penguin)
Visions (Harpercollins)
Three On Three (Orca)
Stranded (Harpercollins)
Trapped In Ice (Penguin)
STARS (Fitzhenery & Whiteside)
War of The Eagles (Orca)
Stand Your Ground (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Contact

www.ericwalters.net

Eva Campbell

Eva Campbell was born in Ghana and spent her childhood in Barbados and Jamaica. She studied painting at the College of Art in Ghana (BA) and the University of Victoria (MFA). Eva has had numerous art exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Ghana, Barbados and Britain. Currently she is the visual arts teacher at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit evacampbell.ca.

Bibliography

The Matatu
Africville
Light a Candle / Tumaini pasipo na Tumain

Contact

www.evacampbell.ca