Stella Osammor is currently a consultant for Qualification and Curriculum Authority for England and Wales. Stella taught Literature at the... more
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The story of the Tortoise and the Sardines is an African fable as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers of taking strangers at face-value. This enchanting fable is ideal for celebrating black history month, furthermore; the fable has been published in English, French and Spanish (the three crucial universal languages). The Book can therefore be used to advance young people's knowledge of key stage 2 and 3 knowledge of French and Spanish in a way that is colourful, engaging and enjoyable.
ORISUN FEMALE LEOPARD OF THE SAVANNAH GRASSLAND is a contemporary tale which gives us an inkling into how Africans perceive animals of the wild and their perception of the psyche of these animals Contrary to popular opinion, Africans value the wildlife which cohabit their plains and grassland. The opening of THE SOUTHERN AFRICA PEACE PARK in October of 2001 by Nelson Mandela is indicative of the profound commitment by African peoples and governments to evolve a happy equilibrium between themselves and the wild life around them. THE SOUTHERN AFRICA PEACE PARK straddles the borders of three Southern African countries i.e South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. THE PEACE PARK is indeed one of the Largest game parks in the world Three endangered species of animals are featured in this contemporary fable i.e the Leopard, the Gorilla and the African Elephant.
The West African experience has its roots in alfresco dishes prepared by farmers during the harvest season. African food has a promising future as it has been described as the food manufacturers dream, on the basis that West African sauces are made with fresh ingredients with no cream, colouring or sugar added. Africans generally consume food to help them stay healthy and cope with the physical challenges such as puberty, pregnancy, gestation, menopause and old age. Should you wish to know more, purchase our popular Vegetarian Cookbook accredited by the Vegetarian Society on Amazon or at www.odeigahouse.com and create your own African Veggie Paradise on a plate!
Kari, a gorgeous, vibrant, ambitious career girl sets off on the trip of a lifetime only to be brought to a crashing halt by an explosion at the airport. Her life as she knows it ends, and she embarks on a different journey. Her adventures in heaven, meeting Jesus and the celestial splendour are so absorbing, you can almost feel the light in your soul. The ethereal descriptions of the people, angels, and especially of Jesus are beautiful and entrancing. Simple yet vivid, it will draw in and inspire the reader to see heaven as the alluring and truly wondrous place that it is. The illustrations are so sparkly and radiant, the book is almost luminescent. The author's aim of prompting readers to engage with the bible is achieved without being pushy. I particularly enjoyed the different scenarios where various people are comforted and encouraged by scripture specific to their situation and felt both comforted and encouraged. The importance of words, particularly the word of God, is highlighted, which would hopefully stir the reader to pick up the bible, explore their faith and be open to the person of Jesus.
ENGLISH An illustrated story which brings an individual experience from the Transatlantic Slave Trade into clear focus. Kadeja, is a young Ghanaian bride, newly married and deeply in love with her warrior husband, Kwesi. As the bridal party approaches the mosaic palace at Elmina Castle that Kwesi has built, the bridal party is set upon by Slave Traders,; many are killed and Kadeja is captured never to be seen again. The story gives a background to the marriage so the reader can understand fully the tragic couple’s relationship. Also included is a selection of pictures and maps to help the reader visualise and pinpoint where the story takes place. There are also a series of comprehension questions (with multiple choice answers) that will test the reader’s knowledge of the story and the wider Slave Trade. As the book is intended as a teacher’s resource for teaching the Transatlantic slave trade, it would be a useful addition to any school library, since students could read it for their own interest and to expend their knowledge of the subject. Kadeja the Fulani Pearl Queen would also be a text that any school librarian could recommend to History teachers to use in teaching this subject or include in a relevant book to loan out. The book could be read by able primary school students as well as Year 7 students upwards.” Review by Sam Sinclair– School Library Association FRENCH Une histoire illustrée qui fait ressortr une expérience individuelle de la traite transatlantque des esclaves. Kadeja, est une jeune mariée ghanéenne, nouvellement mariée et profondément amoureuse de son mari guerrier, Kwesi. Comme la famille des jeunes maries se rapproche du palais de la mosaïque au château d'Elmina que Kwesi a construit, les marchands d'esclaves ont ateint la fête nuptale ; beaucoup sont tués et Kadeja est capturé pour ne jamais être revu. L'histoire donne un contexte au mariage afn que le lecteur puisse comprendre pleinement la relaton tragique du couple. Une sélecton d'images et de cartes est également incluse pour aider le lecteur à visualiser et localiser l'histoire. Il y a aussi une série de questons de compréhension (avec des réponses à choix multples) qui vont tester les connaissances du lecteur sur l'histoire et la traite des esclaves en général. Comme le livre est conçu comme une ressource pédagogique pour la sensibilisaton à la traite transatlantque des esclaves, il serait un ajout utle à toute bibliothèque scolaire, puisque les élèves pourraient le lire dans leur propre intérêt et approfondir leurs connaissances sur le sujet. Kadeja la reine des perles peule serait également un texte que tout bibliothécaire scolaire pourrait recommander aux professeurs d'histoire d'utliser dans l'enseignement de ce sujet ou d'inclure dans un livre approprié à prêter. Le livre pourrait être lu par les élèves de sixième ainsi que les élèves à partr du niveau de la septème année.