ISBN 9789988550486
Pages 37
Dimensions 140 x 250 mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2002
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Paperback

L'appel de Sosu (Sosu's Call)

by Meshack Asare

Beautifully illustrated, this is the story of Sosu, a young boy who is disabled; Sosu cannot walk. He does not go to school or participate in the activities of the other children. But his life changes when he saves his village, which lies on a lagoon, from being destroyed by the sea. As the waters rise, Sosu begins drumming and alerts the people who are out fishing. He is rewarded for his heroism with a wheelchair, and so at last, goes to school. Winner of the 1999 UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance, and listed as a top twelve title of Africa's 100 Best Books. (In French)
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About the Author

Meshack Asare

Meshack Asare is one of Africa's top children's writers and illustrators, and has won numerous awards including being the 2015 recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, he is the first African to win the award. In 1982 he won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, and in 1999 the Toyota/Children's Literature Foundation Best Picture Story Book Illustrator's award and the Unesco First Prize for Children and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance.

Meshack Asare, born 1945 in Ghana, studied Fine Arts at the College of Art in Kumasi and taught in Ghana for 12 years between 1967 and 1979. During that period, he took an extension course in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.

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