Tuesday, March 12, 2013

African Barbie? Check out these ADORABLE dolls aimed at diaspora kids

I have been in the US now for 21 years! Crazy right? Despite all the years of being in America, I give much props to my Mom for making sure that regardless of how long I was away from Zim - I NEVER lost the ability to speak my native tongue. But what happens when I have children? I really want to pass my language on to them but how do I do that with the constant American influence?

Thank God for the creators of Rooti Dolls. London based Nigerian couple Chris and Ada Ngoforo created a  new range of dolls designed to help African children connect with their roots.

So how exactly did the pair do it? Well their dolls are programmed to speak several African languages. For instance, one of the dolls "Nubya" is originally from Cape-Town and born to parents who moved to London before her birth. The doll is programmed so speak Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho and Afrikaans. That is pretty darn cool!

My only wish is that at some point the creators of the dolls introduce a set with natural hair. Not all of us have straight hair right? Head over to CNN to read the rest of the story!


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