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CT boy (11) publishes his first book

Amr Salie is an 11-year-old boy from Macassar in Cape Town.

Amr Salie reads from his first book, 'Blameless' during the launch at the Lansdowne library. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN – A Cape Town boy has encouraged other young people to start reading at an early age.

Amr Salie is an 11-year-old boy from Macassar in Cape Town.

The boy recently published his very first book titled Blameless.

He’s described it as a thriller, based on a character whose mind is being controlled.

“It all started when I was six. I would read all my brother’s horror books. That is where I found my favourite author of all time, R.L Stine. I mostly read Goosebumps books.”

His mother, Maryam, says that her son has always loved reading.

She says that the book deals with mind control.

“The book is all about how easily the human mind can be deceived and how quickly we believe things without questioning them.”

She advises parents to buy educational reading material for their children.

_Blameless _is available at the Lansdowne library at R80 per copy. You can also buy it on Amazon.com.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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