A thank you note from Louise McCann:
story was born out of a story creation workshop I ran in Khayelitsha in November/December 2011. Huge thanks to workshop
participators Anthony Baatjies, Zandile Ntlatli, Christopher Mzamo and Lamla Nyikila
– you opened up a window into teenage life in Khayelitsha, and your insight and
imagination shine through in every chapter.
you to Dr. Keith Wimble for introducing me to the workshop participants from The Gold Peer
Development Agency (GOLD), for arranging for me to run the workshop at the premises of Ikamva Labanutu Wellness Centre in
Khayelitsha, and for funding this story. Over seven-and-a-half thousand young people read ‘Someone Like Me’ from beginning to end in its first month of publication on Yoza and YAL. Many more have since read it, and shall continue to read it in the Yoza library. Your sponsorship enabled this and is greatly appreciated.
Thanks too to Yoza for publishing this story – you rock.