One Big Family Sharing Life in an African Village by Ifeoma Onyefulu, Ifeoma Onyefulu


One Big Family Sharing Life in an African Village by Ifeoma Onyefulu, Ifeoma Onyefulu

A little Nigerian girl describes her village, and the way it is divided into ogbo, or age groups. Each ogbo is assigned to a different task, from that of her brother which helps sweep clean the village ilo, to her grandfather's, which spreads words of wisdom to the villagers. Ifeoma Onyefulu's beautiful photographs once again capture the age-old customs of Nigerian village life.


This stunningly illustrated book glows with warmth, joy and family pride. Junior Education This is an instructive, colourful book which all children will find entertaining. New Nation 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

4th February 1999



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