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Reading for school classes

Efua Traoré: "Children of the Quicksands"


Thirteen-year-old Simi lives a fairly sheltered life with her divorced mother in the Nigerian capital Lagos. When she is told that she has to spend her summer vacation in a small village with no internet or telephone connection, in her grandmother's house - of whose existence she was unaware until recently - the teenager is not thrilled. But the city girl soon makes new friends and is fascinated by the forbidden lake and her grandmother's conversations about faith and superstition. However, what Simi wants most is to uncover the dark family secret and find out why her mother hasn't spoken to her grandmother for years. This exciting adventure novel with a touch of mythology combines modernity and tradition, urban and rural life, realism and magic to create an exciting reading experience.

The German-Nigerian author Efua Traoré was born and raised in a small town in Nigeria and already had a head full of stories as a child. She moved to Europe to attend university at the age of 18. It wasn't until years later, however, that she rediscovered her love of storytelling and started inventing adventurous and magical tales with black main characters for her daughters. She won the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition in 2019 for her debut novel "Children of the Quicksands" (Chicken House 2021). The book will be published in German by KARIBU in early March 2024. Efua Traoré lives with her family in Munich.

Reading for school classes from 5th grade as part of the Bücherschau Junior in Munich
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
10.00 a.m.
Jella Lepman Hall, Schloss Blutenburg

More informations and question: programm@ijb.de
Registration via: www.muenchner-buecherschau-junior.de