Chicken in the Kitchen
Chicken in the kitchen is a hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
- 4 – 6 years
- Printed on sustainable sourced paper with plant-based inks
Written by award winning author Nnedi Okorafo | Illustration: Mehrdokht Amini
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
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