Noukya The Ambassador
In a school in Cameroon, Noukya has just been selected to participate in the Junior Reading Ambassador program. The program provides opportunities for each ambassador to travel to other African countries and learn about new languages and cultures. Noukya and his friend Sobi travel to Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya and South Africa. They use airplanes, boats, train, buses, taxis and even Camel. In each country, they are hosted by the local ambassadors who often put a show for their guests and most of all gladly exchange books and stories. They also take the opportunity to explore as tourist. Noukya is thriled by the cultural diversity and the friendliness of the people. He is proud to represent his school and his country.
This wonderful book is written by Gladys T. Kenfack and illustrated by Daniel Minlo, both from Cameroon. Gladys lives in the USA where she has a son. She began to wrote for him, because she couldn't find books to share her african heritage. Daniel is based in Yaoundé (Cameroon) and has always wanted to become an illustrator.
They both are part of the Balafun art studio's team.
African Youth Literature
This page is a breve selection of African youth literature (especialy of the english-speaking countries of Africa).
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of Africa (page in french).
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