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Frank McChebe

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Contact: chiefchebe@yahoo.com
Local authority: North Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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Soulay Puliman (also known as Chief Chebe and Frank McChebe) is a highly gifted and multi-skill African author, bibliotherapist, storyteller, teambuilder, mentor, and counsellor.

Mr Puliman uses the healing tradition of African Storytelling to bring light to his diverse audience in creative literature classes. He involves two of his favourite traditional instruments: The African Djembe drum and his native Sissala Gyang-C: the African xylophone!

His infectious energy and mesmerising presentation skills can catch and hold the attention of both children and adult participants from start to the end. He leaves his audiences with joyous tears, happy smiles, and positive lasting memories.

He featured as a guest poet on CBBC Rhyme Rocket - his debut national TV appearance - in 2012.

Mr Puliman is an experienced artist with an impeccable record of visiting over one thousand schools and community events in Scotland, London and other parts of the UK. He is happy to participate in most creative art/literature projects and he is thrilled to be in the Live Literature Database.

Soulay Puliman is unique, experienced, multi-killed performing artist—storyteller, musician and professional author—with over ten published books including his debut amazon adult novel, Reincarnation: The open the door to Another Life.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Bilingual event; Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Discrimination & prejudice; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Mystery & thriller; Rural communities; Science fiction

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+