Efua Traoré is a Nigerian-German author who grew up in a small town in Nigeria. She won the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa with her short story ‘True Happiness’ and she is a literature grant holder of the Munich Literaturreferat.
We are delighted that Efua is visiting the UK for a few days and will be delivering an author talk at Coleridge Primary School to the Year 5 group all about her book, One Chance Dance! This is July's Indie Book of the Month!
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Jomi's mum left when he was little to make a new life for them in Lagos, the city of dreams. When Jomi doesn't hear from her, he decides to follow. His only starting place is a TV dance competition that his mum used to love.
Things go badly for the boy and his pet bushbaby, until he meets a crew of street kids. Together, they come up with a one-chance idea to find Jomi's mother - and make their own dreams come true. A brand new novel full of joy and wonder by the author of Children of the Quicksands, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize A contemporary adventure of destiny, friendship and dance set in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria.
My 10 year old loved this book and couldn't put it down.