Jody van der Kwaak


Hi, my name is Jody van der Kwaak. I'm a multi passionate creative entrepreneur. South Africa is my country of birth and I always felt a strong connection to this beautiful country and its great diversity. South Africa has a complex society, however, I would rather like to focus on the positive things happening.

With my book, Ekasi, I want to give an insight into the life of the townships, a story told by young adults who share their views on their world through photography and poems. Photos and poems that inspire. I believe we can learn from other cultures, simply by showing interest. Not by blindly believing the negative things we hear and read, but by looking through the eyes of the inhabitants and by reading words that will touch your heart.

This book is not just a book. It's a story that must be told.


Books by Jody van der Kwaak