by Nnedi Okorafor - £6.99 Lantana Publishing (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780993225307 | ISBN 10: 0993225306
*WINNER CHILDREN’S AFRICANA BEST BOOK AWARD 2016*
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course!
When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a hilarious adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the nature spirit that lives in the wooden walls of her house a help or a hindrance? Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? Most importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food her aunties have cooked for the New Yam Festival the next day?
World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor provides us with a hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
(Price & availability last checked: May 2016)
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