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Kofi and His Magic
Synopses & Reviews
With full-color photographs. Now in paperback, My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me is the enchanting story of an eight-year-old girl named Thandi, her village, her mischievous brother, her best friend--a chicken--and the remarkable mural art that is produced by the Ndebele women. With over seventy photographs of the reclusive Ndebele women and their breathtaking paintings, My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me documents the passing of traditions from parent to child while introducing young readers to a new culture through a new friend. "Angelou's prose, like the art, is unlike what you've seen before" (Chicago Tribune). "Poet Angelou's impish narrative and Margaret Courtney-Clarke's ravishing photos create an entrancing vision...." (Entertainment Weekly). To be published simultaneously with Kofi and His Magic, a new hardcover collaborative effort by Angelou and Courtney-Clarke.
From the Hardcover edition.
This beloved picture book tells the story of Kofi, a seven-year-old West African boy who learns how to weave by wiggling strings tied to his toes and goes on to create the beautifully colored Kente cloth for which his town, Bonwire, is famous throughout the world. Full color.
This beloved picture book from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominee Maya Angelou is now back in print in a paperback edition. Meet Kofi, a seven-year-old West African boy who learns how to weave by wiggling strings tied to his toes. This is how he and his friends create the beautifully colored Kente cloth for which his town, Bonwire, is famous throughout the world. Maya Angelous's lively, lyrical story tells of an engaging young boy whose imagination and streak of adventure are as wide as the ocean, and Margaret Courtney-Clarke's vivid photographs capture daily life within and outside th community. Together, Angelou and Courtney-Clarke weave their story and photographs as deftly as Kofi and his friends do their beautiful Kente cloth.
About the Author
Maya Angelou, a world-renowned, award-winning author and poet, is a critically acclaimed author who has been hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature.
Margaret Courtney-Clarke is an internationally published photojournalist and author of Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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