The Taifa Trilogy of Tales for a New Generation
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Nkechi Taifa is the published author of several books for youth: Shining Legacy, The Adventures of Kojo and Ama, and Three Tales of Wisdom.
These books are treasured classics, written nearly 40 years ago, and still very relevant today.
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Master Storyteller Nkechi Taifa resurrects and re-publishes her popular books for young people from over three decades ago as she brings her timeless wisdom for new generations to enjoy.
"The concept of BLM, whether heralded from today's Black Lives Matter or yesterday's Black Liberation Movement, is ever-present in the children's books of Nkechi Taifa, which embrace both fantasy and reality as they entertain and educate. In a time of world fantasy being used by creators worldwide, Taifa wants people of African descent to control their imaginations..."
Nkechi Taifa's classic, award-winning book Shining Legacy, was first published in 1983.
Nkechi Taifa's extraordinary and original storytelling celebrates history, heroes and heroines of the past through dramatic epic, ballad, legend and saga, all accentuated with moving and rhythmic rhyme. Role models range from Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Sojourner Truth, to Malcolm X, Denmark Vesey, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and Marcus Garvey. Shining Legacy is perfect for the young and elder alike, in both family and classroom settings.
THE ADVENTURES OF KOJO AND AMA
Journey with Kojo and Ama through seven adventures combining excitement, fun and suspense with lessons in pride and heritage. The children’s heroic black cat Sheba brings them good luck as they find themselves in settings ranging from an inner city park to the deep South, and from the island of Jamaica to ancient Egypt.
The Adventures of Kojo and Ama was first published in 1992.
Short stories to fill your child's mind with great life lessons!
A Marcus Garvey Story
Jabari’s Incredible Journey
THREE TALES OF WISDOM
Anansi’s magic helps Ayanna get to the Harvest Festival, despite the fact that her two sisters fail to follow the Seven Principles of the value system...
A young brother growing up in New York City learns the story of the mighty Marcus Garvey...
Jabari finds wisdom through his encounters with spiders, lions, warriors, elephants, cockroaches, camels and birds...
Extra Treat! ANCIENT PROVERBS!
A potpourri of African Proverbs provide food for wise thought and action...
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Endorsements have been retained from the original 1983 publication date.
“FULFILLING A NEED"
"Nkechi Taifa correctly perceives a great need for role models for Afro-American youth. Her book, Shining Legacy, commendably attempts to fulfill that need. In well-researched poems and tales, in clear and idiomatic language, she has celebrated role models ranging from Toussaint L'Ouverture to Paul Robeson, from Harriet Tubman to Fannie Lou Hamer. Aimed at a young audience, it still could benefit older readers."
STERLING BROWN, (1983)
Poet Laureate &
“SOUNDING AN ALARM"
New Creativity from a new author. Sounding an alarm for Unity, Love, Power! Read and be renewed. Welcome Nkechi to the circle of poets.
SONIA SANCHEZ, (1983)
Author & Activist
"Sister Nkechi has rendered us an excellent service by producing this valuable book for our children. During my many years of publishing, I've come across few books that speak to the needed roots of our people. These storypoems and tales are a necessity for those young people who are seriously trying to locate an anchor for their tomorrows."
HAKI MADHUBUTI, (1983)
Third World Press