At only 11 years of age, Bonita Treasure Murungi Arinaitwe has written two books approved by the National Curriculum Development Centre as readers for upper primary in Uganda.
Her books, Friends (2014) and The Brave Prince Michael (2015) both fiction were published by Palm Publications in Kampala.
Murungi started writing at the age of four.
She aspires to start a writers club in her school to help other pupils write their own books. She plans to launch a third book, The Life of the Forest later this year. The East African reports.
Being an inspiration to many young people, Murungi has received invites to various forums.
In June 2015, she was invited to speak to pupils at Ambrosoli International School under the school’s Children’s Mentorship programme. She gave a talk on the need for young people to explore their talents and if it is writing, to write their own books.
She also received an invite to speak at the Authors Forum, an event organised by World of Inspiration at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala.
Early this month, Murungi was invited to speak on the World Book and Copyright Day at Green Hills Academy in Kigali, Rwanda.