***Here Comes Our Bride!
An African Wedding Story
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Reviewed November 18, 2004.
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2004. First published in Great
Britain. 32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 392.509 ONY).
Here’s a simple photo-illustrated story about a traditional wedding in
Nigeria. The story is told from the perspective of Ekindose, a child
in the family who’s impatient to know when Uncle Osaere and Aunt Efosa
are going to get married.
A traditional African marriage brings together not just two people but
two families as well. The story and photographs show us the steps
in the process, including the list of special things that the groom’s family
must collect and bring to test whether the groom can take good care of
This is a lovely and fascinating look at a happy celebration of people
from another culture. A story that adults will enjoy reading to kids.
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund. All