Twenty-six African tribal cultures, their respective ceremonies, celebrations, and day-to-day customs are pictorially described here, with some attributes shared by all peoples and some unique to a few.More
A celebration of Africa’s culture and diversity, Ashanti to Zulu educates and entertains, matching the 26 letters of the alphabet with 26 African tribes, their customs and traditions explored with detail and aplomb. A veteran performer of African folklore and children’s stories, Spencer Shaw brings pride and pace to this rich tapestry of African life. Shaw’s storytelling is fluid and deliberate, but nevertheless animated, brimming with vibrant imagination. As they traverse the alphabet, young listeners will meet the Tuareg tribe, in which men wear the veils and women do most of the talking, and join the Baule people as they forge a river on the back of a crocodile.
ALA Notable Books for Children, 1977
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, 1977
Caldecott Medal, 1977
New York Times Best Illustrated, 1976
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