The new Anansi Mystery series is a well written afro-centric adventure and fantasy series for pre-teens. When twins, Karabo and Siphe, overhear some workers complaining about strange goings on at the construction site for the new library, Karabo is determined to discover what is going on. Together with their friend Bandile and his dog Zuko, they get pulled into a ghostly adventure.
Who are great men when they are at home? Grandad Mandela is sensitively seen through the eyes of his great grandchildren. A poignant legacy book to share.
Mizz President is a delightful South African story about a young girl who finds herself thrust into leadership when her country needs her. Girl power rules!
When Michaela DePrice was a little girl in an orphanage in war-torn Sierra Leone, she found a magazine with a ballerina on the cover. She dreamed of someday being a ballerina too but at that time it seemed impossible.
Nyambura is a little girl who is going to visit her Gogo (granny). To get there she has to take a bus all on her own. This doesn’t bother her – even though she has to wait in the queue for a LONG time.
The Elders at The Door is a warm retelling of a favourite African fable. When three elders named Blessing, Wisdom and Love are invited to enter a house, they reply that the family must choose which of them to invite inside. What will the family choose?
Mattie is a little girl living on a farm in Africa. Life is boring and lonely without siblings until she discovers that the animals can visit her at night and they go on wonderful adventures in her dreams.
African tales and mythology are shared in this rich collection gathered by geologist Nick Greaves on his travels around Africa. He reveres the ancient role of the storyteller, who preserves the rich legacy of African tales and gives us a glimpse into the way man and nature are bound in African lore.
This was one of the first books I read many years ago by the talented Niki Daly. Shepherd goes into the city with his Gogo (grandmother) to help her do the shopping. Gogo walks very slowly, but Shepard likes to take his time as well, hence his nickname Songolola, which is Zulu for millipede.