About the Author
Kwame Nyong’o is a writer, illustrator, animator and filmmaker. As with his other work, Kwame uses ‘A Tasty Maandazi’ to shed an authentic light on life in Africa. A graduate of Haverford College (BFA) and Academy of Art University (MFA) in the USA, Kwame currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya. www.kwamenyongo.com
The children’s book by Kwame Nyong’o series offers fresh stories about the Africa that is largely not shown. By revealing some of the multitudes of authentic and uplifting narratives from today’s continent, these children’s books are a great way for young people to embrace African culture. ‘A Tasty Maandazi’ is a delightful day-in-the-life story of a creative Kenyan boy, Musa and his quest to get his favourite treat – a maandazi! Set in the magical coastal area of Kenya, Musa is challenged to learn that getting a maandazi, the famously tasty African donuts, is not always so easy. The storybook carries the reader through a spread of lovely words and African imagery. A few Swahili terms are blended in as well, for which there is a translation dictionary. A maandazi recipe is also included so you can have fun making some at home! 36 pages with 22 colour illustrations. Recommended for ages 5-9.