...art & publishing Movement


RITC write rural stories suitable for children between the ages of 0 to 12 years old. We encourage local children to read in their mother tongue while at the same time also learning to read in English. We would like to print and distribute at least 3200 books to 30 schools. This will in turn help finance our movement to publish more books in our indigenous languages as well as ehnancing our chances to build community multi-disciplinary art centre for job creation in the area.  

The project will initiate and provide a platform for collaborative, experimental, multimedia projects with local, national, and international artists, cultural practitioners, and activists. Its beneficiaries are rural youth, emerging rural artists and teachers, progressive NGOs, researchers and activists.

Publisher: Rural in the Citi - Arts & Publishing Movement - Year: 2013

ISBN:  978-0-620-59077-8

Neo le Lesedi babe ba dula motseng wa Setoking. Motse woo wa Setoking o be o le botse e bile o tletše ka dienywa tša naga. Gape motse woo o be o dikanetšwe ke dithaba. Badudi ba Setoking ba be ba dula ba iketlile ka dinako tšohle. Gona mo motseng go be go na le sekolo sa bana ba mphato wa ka fase. Sekolong seo go be gona le sehlare se segolo seo se bego se metše mo gare ga meago ya sekolo. Sehlare seo se be se thuša bana ba sekolo seo ka moriti kudu. Gape, se be se enywa dienywa tše ditala. Dienywa tša gona di be difetola mmala ge di butšwitše go ba tše di serolwana.Ga se go fete sebaka se se telele bana ba bane ba sekolo sa Moruleng bailego baja dienywa tša sehlare seo. Baile ba lwala kudu. Go be go sa makatše ka ge dienywa tšeo di be di lebelega di le bose kudu. Neo and Lesedi live in a village called Setoking.  

Setoking is a very beautiful place with mountains all round and trees full of wild fruit. The people who live there always look happy. There is a primary school in the village with a big tree in the centre of its yard. The tree gives shade to the school children and has green fruit which turns yellow when it is ripe.The yellow fruit looks delicious and not long ago four children decided to try some to see what they tasted like. After eating the fruit the children felt very sick.

Publisher: Rural in the Citi - Arts & Publishing Movement - Year: 2013

ISBN:  978-0-620-59140-9 

Somewhere in the mountains in middle of the jungle lived different happy animals. They enjoyed their freedom and lived peacefully. Theirs was a free life with no disturbances or worries. The animals did not fight or feed on each other. There was always peace reigning among them.  Neo the chameleon was among the group. All chameleons are primarily insectivores that feed by ballistically projecting their long tongues from their mouths to capture prey located some distance away.

Kgole kgole gare ga dithaba le dithokgwa tše dikgolo, go be go le diphoofolo tšeo di bego di ka khutšo. Diphoofolo tšeo,gobe go se na matshwenyego maphelong a tsona, di dutse ka khutso le tokologo.  Go be go sena tseo di lwelago dijo, ka ge phulo le dienywa e be le tše dintšhi. Magareng ga mohlape wa Magobu go be go na le Legobu le legolo, leo le bego le bitšwa Neo.Magobu ke diphoofolo tša go phela ka go ja dikhunkhwane. Ka go tomolola maleme a ona, a matelele ka mokgwa wo o makatsago,  a kgona go swara dikhunkhwane.

The children’s books are bilingual and written in various South African indigenous languages with English translations. The books are suitable for learners between the ages of 0 to 12 years, but can be enjoyed by learners of all ages. They are easy to read; therefore they can be read by adults during storytelling as well as by children who are able to read independently.