Cornbread neMuriwo was founded by Sydney Zifodya to represent the union of her children’s roots. Sydney was born and raised in small town Mississippi—the cornbread part—and her husband is from Zimbabwe, which is where the Shona language comes into play. Their two children are fully American and fully Zimbabwean, fully Mississippi and fully Shona. Despite the two places being half a world apart, the cultures are full of similarities. Cornbread neMuriwo was created to make children’s books representing diverse voices and books that show how alike we all are while celebrating our differences.
Our first book, Kuenda Kumusha, is a beautiful watercolor-illustrated story which is printed bilingually in Shona and English. Click here to order your copy!