Michelle Nkamankeng is a 7 year old, South African author that has made it to the global list of 10 top youngest writers list. She launched her book Waiting For The Waves earlier this month. The book is the first out of its series. The title was inspired by her fascination when she noticed how everyone on the beach shore was staring into the sea and patiently waiting on the waves. At this moment the seed was planted into her mind.
Although, her parents were aware of their daughters love for reading. The book came as a surprise to them. Michelle one day handed over a manuscript to her mother.The young writer then continued to write the four part series. When she completed the fourth she put pressure on her parents to get them published. Or else she threatened to stop writing.
She’s my woman crush because she’s a young, creative writer that’s already making big moves in the literary world.