I also enjoy the books and paintings of Meshack Asare who is busy to represent many African cultures in his works. His book "Sosu's Call" was the winner of the 1999 UNESCO First Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance. The book "The Brassman's Secret", which was translated into many languages won the Noma Award.
African children's books on the Frankfurt
Book Fair 2012 On the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 I
was looking for African children's books for a
school library in The Gambia. I enjoyed very
much the books at Akoss Ofori-Mensah's stall
from Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, Ghana: "Mimi
Mystery" written by Michael Daniel Ambatchew
(Ethiopia) and illustrated by Edmund Opare
(Ghana) tells the story of Belayn a little girl
with an angelic voice. She is banned by her
mother from singing in public because it is
taboo in her society for a respectable female to
sing in public. The book was published in 2012.
The book "The Blue Marble" published in 2005 is
written by Jackee B. Bantanda (Uganda).