Chicharito is an original South African short story by Sihle’iSipho Nontshokweni and tells the tale of a worker ant that leaves her colony in search of endless fun. Chicharito soon learns that all that glitters is not gold and that there’s no such thing as a free lunch!
Chicharito offers valuable lessons about the value of family and forgiveness and brings home a truth we often take for granted – home isn’t just a place to lay your head; it’s also where you lay your heart.
Sihle’iSipho Nontshokweni is an academic and an author. Her debut children’s book Wanda was originally written as a single story but was eventually serialised to international acclaim.
She is also the head of productions for The Ultimate Book Show, a reality television show that explores the stories behind local books.
Tina Mbiola is a multi-creative artist, born in the DRC and raised in Cape Town. She specialises in fine and visual art, beauty, fashion and graphic design. Tina grew up in a creative household and inherited a passion for art from her father.
She’s also the co-founder of the Fuata Moyo (Swahili for ‘follow the heart’), a production company that Tina also describes as ‘home for all creatives’.