Publisher: We wanted to ensure that Bonang’s voice landed as truthfully as possible

Bonang Matheba. (Gallo Images)
Bonang Matheba. (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Bonang Matheba’s book, From A to B, has been at the centre of an online storm with readers pointing out grammatical errors and inaccuracies. (Read more here)

On Friday, in response to the backlash, BlackBird Books and Jacana released the following statement to The Juice: 

“As publishers of black stories, one of our most important missions is to protect the author’s voice and to keep the story as authentic as possible. It was with this in mind that when we started working with Bonang on this project, we wanted to ensure that Bonang’s voice landed as truthfully as possible, hence the direction and conversational nature of the read. 

We do acknowledge that there are a few typographical errors in the book, which are regrettable; however, the core of this book is a story of a woman who inspires millions of women to find their sparkle. 
We appreciate your on-going support for BlackBird Books and for Bonang, and promise to continue bringing out stories that stimulate your mind and inspire your soul.” 

ICYMI: Bonang recently had a party for the launch of her book which has sailed to the top of the charts

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