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Saying Goodbye free pdf Seen through the eyes of a small boy named Ikenna, here is a very special account of how a small Igbo community in Nigeria traditionally honours the dead. Ifeoma Onyefulu's thoughtful photographs and text offer not only a glimpse into Africa village life, but also a positive introduction to a difficult subject. Ikenna starts to feel different as soon as he puts on his new white clothes. His grown-up relatives keep an all-night wake, dancing and singing for Mama Nkwelle. On the big day a 21 gun salute is fired to begin the celebration. In Mama Nkwelle's nowempty house, her decorated bed is brought into the sitting-room, adorned with her picture. The priest says prayers, then kola nuts are offered and dancing begins to the sound of drums. Ikpuawa (gifts) of cloth are brought, and Ikenna is asked to offer a gift too! Seven days later Ikenna watches as people gather to remember Mama Nkwelle. Finally he plants his own special memorial, knowing that he will never forget her.

About Ifeoma Onyefulu

IFEOMA ONYEFULU: was brought up in Eastern Nigeria. After completing a business management course in London, she trained as a photographer. Ifeoma has contributed to a number of magazines, including African Concord and The Architectural Review. She has been working on children's books for the past eight years. She returms to Nigera regularly.

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Author : Ifeoma Onyefulu
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 01 March 2003
ISBN : 0711217017
EAN : 9780711217010
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 32 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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