Ifeoma Onyefulu has just returned from Washington. She was a huge success and her books about life in Africa, illustrated with wonderful photographs were extremely popular.
Her book Welcome Dede! was part of play reading session at Washington Covention Centre , with a number of other well known authors.The session brought the books to life as the play scripts were directly from the books and written by the authors.
This is a great way to bring two huge continents of Africa and America together. There is much we can all learn from different ways of life, not least of which is that families have great similarities. Their values, hopes and dreams for their children are about living a great life with friends, family. Having time to share, to laugh and to love and to make the best of opportunities.
Another of Ifeoma’s books, The Girl Who Married a Ghost, also published by Frances Lincoln has also had a recent great review by Gwen Grant on Armadillo, the on-line magazine. It is a series of tales from Nigeria with amazing titles and fascinating stories and as it says in the review’
“As soon as I began reading the introduction to this book, I was sitting down, crossing my legs and hunching up closer to the story teller for whilst these ten stories in The Girl Who Married a Ghost are spiky, scary and funny, the ghosts are some of the scariest I have ever met. “
Dolphin Booksellers has titles from Ifeoma available – information and great books always available on line.Filed under Book events, Dolphinbooksellers, Featured authors, Featured children's book, Featured illustrators | Tags: Dolphinbooksellers, Frances Lincoln, ifeoma onyefulu, washington convention center | Comment (0)
Ifeoma is a well known writer of children’s books, using her photographs and text bringing family and community life in Africa into the western world.
At the end of June in 2010 Ifeoma is visiting Washington DC.
On 26th June she will be performing at the Washington Convention Center a play reading of one of her best loved books, Welcome Dede, a beautifully illustrated book of the naming of Dede by all the community.
On 27th June she will delivering one of her exciting, interactive workshops at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Arts.
(Image from Playtime at National Museum of African Arts).
A great accolade for a great writer and illustrator.
This is part of Ifeoma’s programme about portraying Africa as a place full of colour, life and vibrancy and bringing this to America. Breaking down barriers, making bridges, encouraging communication and interest.
There are organisations that are already active in this endeavour, the Africa- America Institute , which has a programme to help in education and training and the site America .gov which promotes partnership for peace and prosperity.
At Dolphin Booksellers we are delighted to support Ifeoma in her visit to Washington and will update you on this blog just as soon as the photos arrive.Book events, Dolphinbooksellers, Featured authors | Tags: authors, award winning, Dolphinbooksellers, ifeoma onyefulu, smithsonian museum of African arts, washington convention center | Comment (0)