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The Girl Who Married a Ghost: and Other Tales from Nigeria
As a child, Ifeoma Onyefulu was catapulted into a strange storytelling world where spirits ruled and animals talked, a world not so much about happy endings, more about learning a lesson or two. For this sparkling and funny collection she retells nine of the best Nigerian tales. In The Girl Who Married a Ghost, stuck-up Oglisa discovers that pride goes before a fall; and ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
(first published March 25th 2010)
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Very valuable from a multicultural perspective, although this may not be a title that kids will pick up and read for themselves. Most of the stories are very heavy on morals, which the author indicates is typical of the culture, but many readers may not be interested. There are some funny moments, though, usually involving Tortoise. My favorite was when Tortoise is dancing in the cooking pan in Talented Grasshopper. The title story, The Girl Who Married a Ghost is also an interesting one, and si ...more