Ancient African Town

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by Fiona MacDonald | Children's Books |
ISBN: 9780531144800 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/27/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, August 27, 2022
I got this ex-library hardcover at a local Savers thrift shop. It's a children's book about a 17th-century town in West Africa - based on Benin, but with details not available from the historical record. There are detailed illustrations showing a bird's-eye view of the town, buildings, and farmland, with closeup views of the Oba's palace, various craftspeople and artists, fabrics and sculptures, and more. The text explains the history, culture, and politics of the village at the time, and there are glimpses into the daily lives of the people - what they wore, what they ate, what kinds of work they did. The book closes with a "time traveler's guide," describing the region as if you were preparing to visit it yourself! (I love this kind of thing; it adds so much depth to the location and its history.)

Released 2 mos ago (3/24/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, Dracut Town Hall in Dracut, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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** Released for the 2023 Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge. **

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