Posted on 07/24/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Novelist Dumani Mandela is auctioning off NFTs for two of his novels, as a way to raise money for a mental-health care app.

(And yes, if you were wondering, he is related to the late Nelson Mandela — the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa was his grandfather.)

The younger Mandela has written four novels; the two being auctioned off in August are I Dream of Kemet and Young and on the run from Apartheid, according to a press release.

NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, are digital assets that enable their owner to be the sole possessor of something, like a work of art.

Reuters has a more technical but still accessible explanation of NFTs, if you’re interested.

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