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A Is for Africa
     

A Is for Africa

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by Ifeoma Onyefulu
 

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From A to Z, stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria, where the author-photographer grew up—but the images pictured also represent the rich diversity of Africa, and the warm family ties and traditional village life found throughout this vast colorful continent.
 
"A talented photographer, Onyefulu [offers] and incisive,

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From A to Z, stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria, where the author-photographer grew up—but the images pictured also represent the rich diversity of Africa, and the warm family ties and traditional village life found throughout this vast colorful continent.
 
"A talented photographer, Onyefulu [offers] and incisive, sophisticated view of her homeland’s rich heritage."—Publishers Weekly

"Visually appealing."—Kirkus Reviews

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``This alphabet is based on my own favorite images of the Africa I know,'' writes Onyefulu, a member of the Igbo tribe who grew up in Nigeria and now lives in London. And though her penetrating photos were taken in her native country, she notes that the traditions and spirit she hopes to convey are common to ``all the peoples of this vast, friendly, colorful continent.'' The beautifully composed color photos, arranged alphabetically by subject, feature objects or practices representing various facets of African customs and culture: ``B is for the Beads a girl may wear on her head, ears or neck''; ``R is for River. Africans believe many rivers are sacred.'' Emphasized throughout are individuals' affection and concern for one another (``E is the embrace we give our loved ones''; ``K is for Kola nuts offered to guests to show warmth and friendship''; ``S is for Shaking hands''). A talented photographer, Onyefulu affords her audience an incisive, sophisticated view of her homeland's rich heritage. Ages 3-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140562224
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
249,425
Product dimensions:
10.88(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
IG790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Ifeoma Onyefulu was brought up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. After completing a business management course, she trained as a photographer, contributing to a number of magazines. Ifeoma's highly acclaimed children's books are renowned for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating its traditional village life. Her work has been admired at many exhibitions. A is for Africa, her first book, was chosen as one of Child Education's Best Information Books and Junior Education's Best Books. She has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA for Here Comes Our Bride! in 2005 and for Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008.

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A Is for Africa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It give kids like myself to learn a little about Africa.Africa is a wonderful place from what I have heard.