Victorine Mbong Shu (mother) and 10-year-old Stacey Fru (daughter)
Mother and daughter enjoy their passions and are living their lives in an ordinary way that is not so ordinary.
10-year-old Stacey made headline news in 2015 when she became the youngest South African child to write and publish a book. She wrote her first book at the age of 7 without her parent’s knowledge. Two books later, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture calls her a Brand Ambassador for the Department. Expresso Show on SABC3 calls her a Young Achiever for November 2016, LeadSA calls LeadSA Hero for the month of November 2016, Beautiful News thinks that she is rewriting South Africa’s History. Her favourite uncle calls her Amazing Stacey. Stacey announces that she is writing her 8th book. She plans to take a break in Grade 11 in order to focus on her Matric. Her other books are;
‘Smelly Cats on Vacation;’ a follow up of Smelly Cats due for publication later in 2017.
‘Lucy and Luna’
‘Where is Tammy?’
‘Need to Know’ (Co-authored with Karabo) … watch out for more
Stacey does not want to disclose the title of her current book, but it has something to do with reality. She is grateful that she has, and continues to inspire others. To stay on track with her work, follow her on https://www.facebook.com/staceyfru
Mobile: 082 548 6385
Her mother, Victorine Mbong Shu is in education and training since 2002. She is a BrandSA Ambassador who has transformed into an Involved Parenting activist. She is a Researcher, a Transformational Speaker, Mentor, Assessor, Moderator, CEO of Profounder Intelligence Management Services, mother of 4 and wife. She is an Award-Winning Author of the books; ‘Stop Complaining! and Bring Back Involved Parenting, 2016’ and ‘Trapped in our shadows 2017.’ Victorine and Emmanuel are raising 4 bubbly children, including Africa’s youngest multiple award-winning author of chapters’ books, 10-year-old Stacey Fru. Victorine is a respectable Involved Parenting Conversationalist who holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Johannesburg. Victorine is published by: Profounder Self-Publishing, www.profounder.co.za She can be reached on;
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Stop Complaining! and Bring Back Involved Parenting (2016)Parents, caregivers and guardians have traditionally depended on life to raise children for them. But relentlessly, they have worked hard to make sure that their children turn out to be what they desire. The pressures of life have not given parents, caregivers and guardians a break though. What have they done? Adults complain that children don’t listen, they are lazy, too fat, don’t greet, don’t eat, don’t sleep, don’t pray, and don’t cover nakedness. They complain that children are exposed to alcohol, drugs, weapons and sex. That they do not cherish marriage, have children too early but don’t parent. Have no work ethics, are ungrateful, irresponsible, don’t love and care, are impatient, etc. Do adults really look at causes? Jails are full and churches are empty. This book subtly reminds adults, institutions, policymakers and governments to accept that they have parented differently and to relook at how idle children were raised. The interactions of this book lead to a second book which calls on the re-establishment of cultural rules and principles that traditionally governed children’s upbringing. One person, one family, one organisation, one government and one book at a time, we can engage to stop complaining and start investing in parenting.
Trapped in our shadows (2017)
Two mothers and close friends are torn apart because one betrays, humiliates and consistently copies the other. The act of copying reaches fever-pitch when the same friend’s 7-year old daughter starts consistently copying the victim’s 9-year-old daughter as well. Authentic tricks, vicious manoeuvers of friendship, and extreme jealousy can push a woman to extreme shame and cause a parent to give up her values for shortcuts that left her close friend, her child and her family dumbfounded, shattered but realistically shocked. With its story drawn from two Cameroonian families based in Johannesburg, this self-help book portrays that extreme imitation is not flattery and repeat duplication is sinister. It also showcases a new form of abuse and how to cope with it. Read it and be warned. Read it and learn.
Victorine is published by: Profounder Self-Publishing, www.profounder.co.za She can be reached on;
Mobile: 082 548 6385
Smelly Cats (2015)
This book is about cats who are cousins. Even though the cats come from the same family, they are bound to have differences due to who they are. This book is about different social, religious and schooling backgrounds as well as challenges posed by the suburbs where the cats are staying. However just like in real life, the cats are naughty and behave badly. They fight a lot and even got into trouble in their school. According to Stacey, the constants fights are real reflections of daily lives. Stacey’s word, ‘life is not a bed of hatred. You grow better when you fight to spread love and have fun in a child’s way’.
Bob and the Snake (2016)
Bob loves snakes with his whole heart. He is super happy because he heard his parents planning to buy him a real snake for his birthday. A few weeks after he received the snake, it was crown the neighborhood Hero for saving the family from a thief who broke into their house while they were asleep. Ironically, Lob the snake is the same reason why Bob runs away from home for days. During school holidays, the family decides to travel to Disney Land. Find out if Lob the snake was allowed in the plane or not and how the story ended. Stacey concludes that ‘… no matter how much they try, children will always be naughty and parents will always be hard’.
Stacey’s writings are published by Profounder Self-Publishing, www.profounder.co.za She is promoted by Children Television South Africa, www.ctvsa.co.za . Her website is www.staceyfru.co.za. You can find all these pages on Facebook, twitter and YouTube. Contact Stacey or book her on
Mobile: 082 548 6385