The Red Flag by Cyprian Ekwensi


The Red Flag by Cyprian Ekwensi

Part of a series of readers for young African students and consisting of stories from all over Africa, the Level 1 starters are picture books for children who have just begun to read for themselves. In this story Uzo goes to the beach with his mother, but ignores the red-flag warning of rough seas.

About the Author

Cyprian Ekwensi is one of Nigeria's best known and most prolific popular writers. He was born in Minna in the north of Nigeria, in 1921, and educated in Nigeria, Ghana and at the Chelsea School of Pharmacy, London University, where he was sent on a government scholarship. He has published novels, novellas, children's books, articles and collections of short stories, many of which have been translated. In a varied career he worked first as a Forestry Officer, where the peace and solitude allowed him to write, then as a teacher of English, biology and chemistry, before finding his metier in broadcasting and journalism. Since 1957 he has held a number of senior public positions. In 1981 he was appointed Managing Director for a new newspaper, The Weekly Eagle, published in Imo State.

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16 pages


Cyprian Ekwensi
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Publication date

23rd January 1996



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