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Garifuna 4 Children

Garifuna 4 Children

by Isidra Sabio


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This coloring book was designed to help children to start learning the Garifuna language and have fun at the same time. The Garifuna language originated in the Island of St. Vincent prior to the Garifuna people's exile to Central America in 1797. The language is currently spoken by more than 300,000 Garifunas, mainly, in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and United States. On May 21st 2001, the UNESCO declared the Garifuna Culture a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity".

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ISBN-13: 9780982485255
Publisher: Ajani Publishing
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Isidra Sabio was born in the Garifuna community of Cristales in Trujillo, Honduras. She attended world renowned Zamorano Agricultural Panamerican University, becoming the first Black woman to graduate from this prestigious university.

Currently, she is a research scientist at a University in New York City. She obtained her Master in Science from Louisiana State University. After graduating, she returned to Honduras and worked for the United Nations in Malaria control and research for 3 years. In 2007' she was awarded "Scientific Contribution Award" by the Honduran President during the celebrations of the Afro-descendants month.

Isidra has worked as a volunteer for different Garifuna organizations, in Honduras as well as in the United States. Most recently she has been working as a volunteer for the Garifuna Coalition, where she now serves as a Board Member since 2010.

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