A wonderful collection of short stories, both traditional and modern, by 12 authors from all across Africa. Old fables that have been passed down through the decades sit alongside contemporary tales, giving a stirring insight into the continent and its storytelling tradition. The book includes maps and is boldly illustrated by Véronique herself, giving it an authentic ethnic feel.
Véronique Tadjo (born 1955) is a writer, poet, novelist, and artist from Côte d'Ivoire. Having lived and worked in many countries within the African continent and ;diaspora, she feels herself to be pan-African, in a way that is reflected in the subject matter, imagery and allusions of her work.