Nolubabalo Rani is a storyteller, teacher and literacy activist. She’s one of the founders of Balisa Nathi Storytelling Collective and co-host of The Story Club Cape Town. As a storyteller she performs in both English and isiXhosa, working with both folktales, and personal narrative. She is a graduate of the International School of Storytelling, and has performed in several places in Cape Town, as well as the 10th Nozincwadi Book and Storytelling Festival; the Book Week for Young Readers and Franshoek Literary Festival and the Zietz MOCCA . She recently performed at the City of Cape Town’s Africa Day Celebrations. Nolu is also the chairperson of the Kwa-Faku Vulindlela Reading Club, an organisation which promotes literacy in Nyanga and Philippi. It has been going for 8 years, and they work with children every week, have grown their own library, and help children to start their own ‘home libraries’. Her motto is “Stories are blessings to us, tell a story to bless others”.