Africa Is Not a Country

by Margy Burns Knight

Other authorsAnne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

First Avenue Editions TM (2002), Edition: unknown, 48 pages

Description

Demonstrates the diversity of the African continent by describing daily life in some of its fifty-three nations.

User reviews

LibraryThing member MeditationesMartini
Who says kids' books can't be anti-imperialist? This picture book walks us through days-in-the-lives of children in almost all of Africa's 53 countries, teaching us about traditional Igbo dance, riddle games in the DRC, words in Setswana and Somali and Kikuyu, a million nice things you can make with cassava, andc., andc. I feel like it's a bit tough luck on Rwanda to make it carry the whole burden of representing Africa's sorrow and torment, especially when the Congo and Zimbabwe and Somalia and Sudan were all included, but I guess that was 2002 for you? And I can see why they didn't want it to be a litany of sorrow; I just finished reading this to a four-year-old at bedtime, for god's sake.

And? It put her right to sleep.
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

48 p.; 10.92 inches

ISBN

0761316477 / 9780761316473

Barcode

1005
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