by Gcina Mhlophe - £12.99 Barefoot Books Ltd (2017)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781782853596 | ISBN 10: 1782853596
Get swept away by 8 traditional tales from 8 different African nations retold by master storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, a well-known South African activist, actor, poet, playwright and director.
Mhlophe provides a fascinating, fact-filled introduction to each story about the country it comes from to boost young readers' reading comprehension, global awareness and geography knowledge. The stories include:
- Nolwandle, Girl of the Waves (Namibia)
- Makhosi and the Magic Horns (Malawi)
- Masilo and Masilonyana (Lesotho)
- The Great Hunter (Swaziland)
- Sea Wind (Senegal)
- Ananse and the Impossible Quest (Ghana)
- The Story of the Wise Mother (Sudan)
- Everything Changes, Everything Passes (Ethiopia)
With the author's keen insight and Rachel Griffin's delicate embroidered illustrations, this anthology is truly one-of-a-kind.
Recommended for readers aged 8 and up
(Price & availability last checked: May 2020)
In booklists: Black and Asian Characters: Children's Picture Story Books, Africa - Books for Children, Myths, Folktales & Fairy Tales for Children & Young Adults, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, World - Africa,