ISBN 9780979085864
Pages 44
Dimensions 254mm x 178mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2012
Publisher African Heritage Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback


A Story of African Childhood

by Ernest N. Emenyonu

UZO is the story of a seven-year old boy who is trying to understand the people and the world around him. He is young and sensitive, and afraid of darkness and violence. He is perplexed by mysteries beyond his grasp. He is not only afraid of the unknown, he avoids it in every possible manner. He begins by hiding from things and people that frighten him. When he meets Akufo, a 'mild-mannered' mad woman from a nearby village, his young life is changed forever!

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About the Author

Ernest N. Emenyonu

ERNEST N. EMENYONU is a professor of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint. A specialist in African Literature, he has taught African Literature in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and the United States, and published extensively in the field. His other children’s books include a series, Bedtime Stories For African Children. He has also published a collection of short stories, Tales of Our Motherland. He is the Editor of African Literature Today.

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