One Big Family: Sharing Life in an African Village

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9780711210264: One Big Family: Sharing Life in an African Village

In Nigerian villages, people are bonded together by their ogbo or age-grade, which unites girls and goys of the same age. Each ogbo contributes in its own unique way to the well-being of the village. In this book, a little girl explains the different age-grades and all they entail: their chores, their decision-making; and their fun. The author presents photographs to explore this aspect of traditional African village life. Ifeoma Onyeulu is the author of "A for Africa" and "Emeka's Gift - An African Counting Story".

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Ifeoma Onyefulu was broughout up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. Her highly acclaimed children's books are renowned for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating both its traditional village life and its urban life. A is for Africa, her first book, has become a classic title in the genre of cultural diversity and was praised by Publishers Weekly for its 'incisive view of her country's rich heritage'. Ifeoma has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA> Here Comes our Bride won the award in 2005 and Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008. Ifeoma lives in London with her two sons. Find out more about Ifeoma's books at www.ifeomaonyefulu.com.

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This stunningly illustrated book glows with warmth, joy and family pride. Junior Education This is an instructive, colourful book which all children will find entertaining. New Nation This is one of the many books (Ifeoma) has written about the continent in which she grew up, accompanied by her own beautiful photographs... The photographs, together with her simple explanations, ensure that there is plenty to talk about. The Ultimate First Book Guide

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Published by Frances Lincoln Childrens Book (1996)
ISBN 10: 0711210268 ISBN 13: 9780711210264
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