A welcome change from the generic African stories set in the picturesque past, this photo-essay describes daily life in eastern Nigeria by focusing on social relationships. A child explains that everyone born within a five-year period belongs to an "ogbo", or age group, and the members have a lifelong responsibility for each other and for working together in the community. Some stay active, and some leave (like author Onyefulu, who visits from her home in London), but they remain part of their "ogbo" throughout their lives. Bright, framed color photos show the child's father with his "ogbo" building a nursery school and voting on how to provide electricity for the village. Her mother's "ogbo" is working on people's farms and performing at special events. Her uncle works in the city and brings home new ideas. The child's narrative voice is occasionally cute and exclamatory, and a few pictures appear stiffly posed, but, in general, this is an unforced way of talking about work, play, customs, art, and beliefs in a contemporary community.