The Team

Tonata Itenge-Emvula: The Patron

 It is said that Love cannot be taught. What we can do however is to direct children towards things to Love. When you teach or introduce a child to enjoyable reading from a young age, you create a Love affair. An affair that can carry on forever, especially when it is well groomed. 

Helvi Wheeler: Founder

  Helvi is an award-winning author of children’s books, and Founder of Namibia Book Fair and Yambeka Children Media (YCM) a community Social Enterprise created to promote African languages, tales and the culture of reading.  

Nashilongo Amutenya: Editor

  Nashilongo has been with the Namibia Book Fair since its inception in 2012. Whilst coming from an Industrial Psychology, Human Resource academic background, she has always been an all ‘round crafts and recreations enthusiast.  

Agnes Nyirenda: Communications

‘inspiration for literature came

earlier on during her High School

years, through her involvement in

school activities such as the Debate

Club as well as Drama.

Communications amongst her

qualifications, Agnes regards her

passion for literature to have

directed her career path into Human

Sciences and her involvement in

community projects where she

gets exposed to both reading and


Paulina Malulu: Public Relations

Paulina She holds an international

CIDESCO qualification in Health

and Skincare. Paulina perhaps takes

the cliché out of the title ‘beauty

queen’. Her dedication to youth

work is always visible. Miss Malulu

is the founder of Namibia’s first of

its kind and only charity and welfare

work organisation that focuses on

utilising beauty queens to serve at

the forefront of social work through

their various titles.

Sem Bill David: Graphic Designer

Web Designs cc and Namibian

award winner for Best Graphic

Designer and Printing Company in

2014 and 2017, Sem David has

more than 10 years of experience

in the designing field. His career

began at the tender age of 12.

He’s passionate about Graphic

Designing, and Web Development.

Luise Mwanyangapo: Marketing

Founder and Coordinator of

Windhoek’s growing Tuuthikeni

Market is Luise. A marketer by

profession, this young Namibian

saw the need to encourage

entrepreneurship through an

alternative creative market in

Windhoek Namibia, by means of

this monthly initiative. Luise has vast

experience in administration and

marketing that she gleaned through

various employment occupations.

Prof Heike Winschiers-Theophilus : Technology curator

Prof Heike Winschiers-Theophilus

Nathan Dasneves: Software Developer

Nathan Dasneves.L.P


  • Taimi Nghikembua,
  • Berley Slinger
  • Joseph Gandanhamo