Kids : Africa in Childhood Poetry

Kids : Africa in Childhood Poetry Book Cover Kids : Africa in Childhood Poetry
Mawere Munyaradzi
Non fiction / Poetry / Literature
Langaa (dist. African Books Collective)
2014
ISBN 978 9956 791 65 1

"Kids: Africa in Childhood Poetry ... conveys the wishful thinking, imaginations, experiences and critical reflections of children as they grow up." Publisher

Kids: Africa in Childhood Poetry is a really simple and easy to read poetry book that children will enjoy. It touches on different issues related to children such as identity, problems with peers, experiences of kids at home and  religion. However the book has very little on themes about Africa. Most of the poems do not speak about kids in Africa nor their experiences. The Christian poems may limit its use in some settings.

Reviewed by Anne Waliaula, University of Wisconsin

Published in Africa Access Review (January 14, 2015)

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