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A is for Africa is an alphabet picture book written by Ife Nii Owoo for children ages preschool to 8 years. A picture book with a difference, A is for Africa offered an alternative to the negative or highly romanticized images of Africa and Africans in the '70s and '80s.


Colorful watercolors and graphic illustrations created by in the late 80's and finally printed in the early '90s.  A is for Africa depicts glimpses of Africa through images of work, culture, history, and aspirations of Africans from various walks of life. Bold letters and graphic symbols support the teaching of the letter of the alphabet and meanings as they apply to an African setting. This book is currently out of print.

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