Ifeoma is a well known writer of children’s books, using her photographs and text bringing family and community life in Africa into the western world.
At the end of June in 2010 Ifeoma is visiting Washington DC.
On 26th June she will be performing at the Washington Convention Center a play reading of one of her best loved books, Welcome Dede, a beautifully illustrated book of the naming of Dede by all the community.
On 27th June she will delivering one of her exciting, interactive workshops at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Arts.
(Image from Playtime at National Museum of African Arts).
A great accolade for a great writer and illustrator.
This is part of Ifeoma’s programme about portraying Africa as a place full of colour, life and vibrancy and bringing this to America. Breaking down barriers, making bridges, encouraging communication and interest.
There are organisations that are already active in this endeavour, the Africa- America Institute , which has a programme to help in education and training and the site America .gov which promotes partnership for peace and prosperity.
At Dolphin Booksellers we are delighted to support Ifeoma in her visit to Washington and will update you on this blog just as soon as the photos arrive.