Pre-Order Ships Sep 29, 2020
DescriptionCity-dwelling Mayowa is unhappy because he has been told he will be visiting his grandmother in Ilisan, Nigeria. When he gets there, Grandma pairs him up with the ever-hungry, fun-loving Denuyi. Together, they explore the town and all its wonders. The boys chase grasshoppers, dip their feet into a stream, visit piglets, climb a tree... and join in with a masquerade parade! By the time he returns to Lαgos, Mαyowa has learnt that there is more to life than computer games.
Cassava Republic Press
September 29, 2020
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About the Author
Lola Shoneyin is a Nigerian author and director of the Ake Festival. Her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, met with wide acclaim. Shoneyin has forged a reputation as an adventurous, humorous and outspoken writer. She was named on the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40. Francis Blake has been an illustrator for as long as he can remember. His artwork has appeared in magazines, books, and advertising materials across North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the illustrator of From Head to Toe and The A-Z of Everyday Things, both published by Tundra Books.