In this stunning Coretta Scott King Award–winning picture book, take a magical and resonant journey to Africa."I went all the way to Africa / In a dream one night / I crossed over the ocean / In a slow, smooth jump..."In words that sing and pictures that evoke the rich life and culture of the Africa..
Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on..
Five traditional Nigerian tales include "Hen and Frog,'' "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends,'' "The Husband Who Counted Spoonfuls,'' "Why Frog and Snake Never Play together,'' and "How Animals Got Their Tales.'' SC, 70 pages...
The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped. Eleven-year-old Chike longs to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he doesn’t have the sixpence he needs to pay for the ferry ride. With th..
Combine elements of Bob Marley, Malcolm X and Patrice Lumumba you get a sense of the power of the world's wildest rockstar. Fela created Afrobeat, an infectious mix of American funk and jazz with traditional Yoruba and highlife music, and used it to rail against the corrupt, hypocritical Nigerian go..
Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is enthralled to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. As the horri..
Here are Nigerian women at home and transplanted to the United States, building lives out of longing and hope, faith and doubt, the struggle to stay and the mandate to leave, the burden and strength of love. Here are characters faced with dangerous decisions, children slick with oil from the river, ..
An award-winning novel about a girl on the verge of losing herself and the unlikely journey to recovery after she is removed from anything and everyone she knows to be home.Moving from Trinidad to Canada wasn't her idea. But after being hospitalized for depression, her mother sees it as the only opt..
Nnamdi's father was a good chief of police, perhaps the best Kalaria had ever had. He was determined to root out the criminals that had invaded the town. But then he was murdered, and most people believed the Chief of Chiefs, most powerful of the criminals, was responsible. Nnamdi has vowed to aveng..
On the 12th of June 1993, a presidential election , adjudged free and fair by an overwhelming majority of observers, took place in Nigeria. A few days later, its results were suspended; and barely a week after, Nigerian were given a new word to add to their vocabulary "annulment" ..
In an imaginative tale designed to introduce young readers to African culture, a young girl learns about East Africa and the Masai people and begins to wonder what her life would be like if she were Masai. Ages 4-8..