A Is for Africa

A Is for Africa

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by Ifeoma Onyefulu
     
 

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A picture alphabet in which the author, a press photographer, focuses her lens on people carrying on their traditional crafts and tribal customs, but also having fun in ways which echo family life the world over. The book introduces children to African crafts and customs. See more details below

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A picture alphabet in which the author, a press photographer, focuses her lens on people carrying on their traditional crafts and tribal customs, but also having fun in ways which echo family life the world over. The book introduces children to African crafts and customs.

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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:
276,309
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
IG790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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