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A boy, Amarlai, has a new cousin. The only thing is that everyone just calls her "Baby". The reason is in this Nigerian village, the people wait eight days to give children their names. The little boy is curious as to way the child hasn't gotten her name yet. There is a whole process to consider a person's name. His uncle explains to him "a name is not something you give out like sweets,". "It is something you will carry all through your life...". The book carries us through the traditional baby ...more