List of African resources for children

@lm.daini
Sat, 27 Feb 2021


27.02.2021

African resources for children

Moderated by LM Daini/ Kyja

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“Let’s create a database/directory for all the good resources (mainly on African history for children), that we have come across”

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Speaker introduction

LM.Daini (Leine Marie) - Teacher and host of Giraffe's Eggs and other African Tales (podcast telling folktales in English and French) wrote a book in the African folktale style, available on Amazon. Currently creating activities and lessons to go with African Folktales.

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Resources

This is a collection created by many people over ClubHouse and Instagram.

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Podcasts:

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Collated lists of African Children's writers:

http://ayibamagazine.com/7-african-storybooks-my-children-will-read/ 

http://www.goldenbaobab.org/ 

https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/04/reflecting-diverse-reality-in-childrens-books-new-african-literature-partnership/ 

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LM.Daini's mentions:

Ekiuwa Aire (Queen Idia of Benin, Qeen Njinga of Angola)

Christine Mapondera-Tally (The Makanaka series)

Yeve Sibanda (Philisa Creatives - My First Book of Shona & Ndebele Words

Dele & Louisa Olafui (Kunda Kids- Little Kings and Queens series)

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Favorite Children’s Authors of African Descent

Floella Benjamin - from Trinidad, Black British, wrote about coming to England From Trinidad, related to key stage one, picture books, spoke about the flavors of Trinidad, the daily life there, about being a part of two cultures.

Mallory Blackman - British: Noughts and Crosses (book. There is also a TV show based on her work.

Trevor Noah - Born A Crime - autobiography - funny and touching, Bi-cultural identity.

Misty Copeland - Life In Motion - tells the story of one of America’s most famous ballerinas.

Jaqueline Woodson’s books - many are autobiographical

Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart - recognizable words and phrases and cultural touchpoints from Nigeria - so important; many read when they were young, asked for help with unfamiliar pronunciations

JF Odunjo - books in Yoruba, had illustrations, attractive to a child/young person, even for a reader who didn’t have full fluency in Yoruba. (Moral tales)

Virginia Hamilton: African American Folklorist

Wole Soyinka

Hassan Makombo (Book: Shambani kwa Babu )

Kwame Nyong’o

Bontekanye Botumile

Chinua Achebe

Cyprian Ekwensi

Amos Tutuola

Zukiswa Wanner

Dr Naomi Kipury (folklorist)

Ngugi waThiongo

Rose Wangui (Kikuyu Tales)

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Diaspora Folklore

Jamaica (Anansi)

http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/04/blog-post.html?m=1 

African American

http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/p/weeks-7-8-9.html?m=1 

 

Stories of African Descent

http://whisperingbooks.com/Show_Page/?book=African_Legends 

https://www.advance-africa.com/african-folk-tales.html 

https://africa.mrdonn.org/lion.html 

http://www.storyarts.org/library/nutshell/stories/onegoodmeal.html 

http://www.allfolktales.com/folktales.php