CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

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I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed A Fly

I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed A Fly is a classic folk poem, retold in Uganda. The repetition and rhythm of the story makes this book a great read-aloud for children; furthermore, the striking illustration and collage style design of the book takes readers through a variety of landscapes and encounters with animals found in Uganda. It is an interesting way to introduce children to the geography and culture of this country in the heart of Africa. More in depth maps at the back of the book give further insight on one of Uganda’s most prominent features, the Nile River, as its begins its journey north to Egypt. This book is part of a greater effort to promote contextualized reading for East African young people, as well as for others around the world to enjoy more positive and lighthearted literature from the region.

 

Tendo’s Wish

A simple act of kindness is passed through a Ugandan village with surprising results at the end of the day for Tendo. Tendo’s Wish is a circle-story about community with a pay it forward feel that will be enjoyed by the whole family. The repetition and rhythm of the story makes this book a great read-aloud for children; furthermore, the humorous illustration and collage style design of the book takes readers through a village setting in Uganda. It is an interesting way to introduce children to the geography and community culture of Uganda, and the simple jobs that people do in rural areas. A map, glossary and interesting facts at the back of the book give further insight into rural life in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

 

Amina’s Choice

Sort of a follow up to “I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed A Fly,” and “Teno’s Wish, this book is currently in production phase and we hope in will be printed in mid 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

NOVELS:

Illumination Of A Sky Rider

Illumination Of A Sky Rider is the story of Fee-fee, a Ground Pecker, whose village is hit by a series of peculiar events. When a twist of fate puts the blame on him, Fee leaves the familiar and ventures into the unknown, and thus embarks on his epic journey of discovery. Driven by his curious draw to the majestic Sky Riders, intrigued by an old tale and a desire to understand his people’s Prophecy, and guided by wise old crone, Fee is led towards the source of all his fears and there realizes his true identity.

Currently in manuscript form, and on its 5th draft.