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Stacey Fru: Biography, Age, Parents, Books, Awards, Profile

BIRTH NAME: Stacey Fru
DATE OF BIRTH: 16th of February 2007
PLACE OF BIRTH: Johannesburg, Gauteng
PARENTS: Dr Emmanuel Fru and Victorine Shu

Stacey Fru is a African’s youngest multi-award winning author of Chapter books on the continent.

Early Life , Background And Childhood

Percy Tau was born on the 16th of February 2017 in Johannesburg, Gauteng. She wrote and publish her first book; ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge at the age of 7.


Stacey’s father is Dr Emmanuel Fru, has a PhD in political science and her mother Victorine Shu, has a ,Master’s in Communication. She is the second of four children, her siblings’ –  brothers Shanon and Sydney and sister Synclaire.

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Stacey’s has published the below books:

  • Smelly Cats (Written at age 7)
  • Bob and the Snake (Written at age 8)
  • ‘Smelly Cats on Vacation’


Stacey’s first book, ‘Smelly Cats’, won first prize at the 2016 NDA in the ‘Best ECD Publication 2015: Special Mention’ category. Other notable awards that she has received include the ‘Young Leader 2016’ award and a special mention by LeadSA in November 2016. She was Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young Most Influential South African 2016 and Runner up at the Victor Basadi Awards in the Young Dignitary Category for 2017.


Stacey was the youngest founding member of the Wits University Centre for Multilingual Education and Literacy in 2016. She is a philanthropist and the youngest Ambassador for Save the Children.