Ikenna Goes to Nigeria by Ifeoma Onyefulu


Ikenna Goes to Nigeria by Ifeoma Onyefulu

Ikenna is looking forward to lots of sun when he goes to Nigeria - even though he and his mum are going during the rainy season. In Lagos, he plays with his cousins before driving to Onitsha to see other relatives. Then the rain starts! But there is still lots to do including meeting Great-Uncle Hillary, who drove the royal train across Nigeria in 1956, and going with his mum to the Osun Festival at Osogbo, where he is surrounded by the sights and sounds of age-old ceremonies and traditions. Ikenna feels sad leaving his big family behind, but he's determined to visit Nigeria again.


This book won the US African Studies Associations

's Africana Book Award in 2008 and as soon as you look inside at the montage of photographs you'll see why. One of a series of books describing a visit to their family homeland from the point of view of a westernised child, it provides a great insight into another culture. Chapter headings, a glossary and index contribute to literacy learning and the subject matter could also contribute to cross-curricular work on geography or RE. Literacy Time plus'

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 www.ifeomaonyefulu.com.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

9th April 2009



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