Here Comes Our Bride! An African Wedding Story by Ifeoma Onyefulu, Ifeoma Onyefulu


Here Comes Our Bride! An African Wedding Story by Ifeoma Onyefulu, Ifeoma Onyefulu

The stunning sights and sounds of a Nigerian wedding are vividly brought to life in Ifeoma Onyefulu's new picture book. The different traditions and customs of this African wedding are explored and explained through the eyes of one young spectator. We see the preparations made by the whole community in anticipation of the traditional African ceremony and second religious ceremony.


Ekinadose, a young boy, narrates the story of a traditional Nigerian wedding in a sensitive and simple style. This is a lovely book with full-colour photos which show us the preparations made by people of another culture for a happy celebration of marriage. I liked the fact that the book shows a positive side of Africa - colourful and joyful. This is one of the many books (Ifeoma) has written about the continent in which she grew up, accompanied by her own beautiful photographs... The photographs, together with her simple explanations, ensure that there is plenty to talk about. The Ultimate First Book Guide

About the Author

Ifeoma Onyefulu was broughout up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. Her highly acclaimed children's books are renowned for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating both its traditional village life and its urban life. A is for Africa, her first book, has become a classic title in the genre of cultural diversity and was praised by Publishers Weekly for its 'incisive view of her country's rich heritage'. Ifeoma has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA> Here Comes our Bride won the award in 2005 and Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008. Ifeoma lives in London with her two sons. Find out more about Ifeoma's books at

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


Ifeoma Onyefulu, Ifeoma Onyefulu
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Publication date

1st February 2007



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