What is Makanaka’s World?
Makanaka’s World is a children’s book series that follows a 7-year-old girl named Makanaka and her best friend Fari, a very charming and bubbly parrot. Makanaka is a world travel guide who is gifted in languages and has penpals throughout the world. Fari also has a special gift- he can to transform into a jet. Together they travel to different cities and countries giving their audience a chance to learn about the globe, discovering new cultures and languages in a fun and engaging way.
Makanaka (Maa-kah-naa-kah) is a name in the Shona language of Zimbabwe meaning…”beautiful” and also “amazing,” “awesome.”
Fari (Faa-ree), short for Farai, is a name in the Shona language of Zimbabwe meaning….be happy.