Praat jy! tells the stories of Thérèse Hulme and the young people that she’s worked with during the last seventeen years. Thérèse has taught many learners in some of the most marginalized communities in the Western Cape how to write and how to find their voices. Her narrative approach will, in turn, inspire teachers to shape a writing culture in their classroom. To assist teachers, the book contains many questions meant to help teachers critically examine existing practices and beliefs. The book also has practical exercises for learners, questions for teachers to ponder and discussions meant to bring new insights to the CAPS goals. It is especially the stories, poems, drama texts and spoken word pieces by the young writers that will capture readers’ imagination.