Chicken In The Kitchen

chicken-in-the-kitchenIt is the night before the New Yam Festival in Anyaugo’s Nigerian village. She wakes up and sees the shadow of a giant chicken heading for the kitchen. She goes to investigate, but decides she needs help from the Wood Wit, a tricky wood spirit. This fun look at the masquerade culture of West Africa is enhanced with flamboyant and vibrant illustrations. mjw
Title: Chicken In The Kitchen
Author: Nnedi Okorafor
: Mehrdokht Amini
: Lantana Publishing Company, Great Britain
: 2015
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-9932253-0-7
Paperback pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Nigeria
Author’s ethnicity
: Nigerian/American
Author’s residence
: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Iranian
Illustrator’s residence
: England
: 2106 White Raven, 2016 Best Children’s Africana Book Award
: Chickens, Harvest festival, Magic, Traditions, Wood spirits

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