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Tales from Africa

Nii Ayikwei Parkes


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ISBN: 9780141373072
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Publisher Description

A collection of ten hugely entertaining stories, drawn from the rich folklore of many countries throughout Africa, and brought sparklingly to life with humour and poetry by Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Find out how selfish Lion gets his comeuppance, how Tortoise gets his cracked shell, discover the days when the earth's creatures were all mixed up and much more in these brilliantly crafted tales, all of which reflect the very best and the very worst of human behaviour.

The book includes endnotes with a glossary, additional information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories further.

Author Biography

Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a Ghanaian writer and Senior Editor at Flipped Eye publishing. A 2007 recipient of Ghana's national ACRAG award for poetry and literary advocacy, he is a former International Writing Fellow at the University of Southampton. In 2009, his short story, 'Socks Ball', was highly commended in the Caine Prize for African Writing, and his novel Tail of the Blue Bird (Jonathan Cape, 2009) was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Nii Ayikwei writes for children under the name K.P. Kojo and spends his time in Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Review

Needs to be three times as long and sitting on a shelf in every school library -- Mark Haddon

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Needs to be three times as long and sitting on a shelf in every school library

Promotional "Headline"

A brand new collection of African folktales for Puffin Classics

Product Details

Year
2017
ISBN-10
0141373075
ISBN-13
9780141373072
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-08-03
Audience Age
9
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Media
Book
Pages
176
Language
English
Audience
Children/Juvenile
Publisher
Penguin Random House Children's Uk