Femi Osewa’s Simi Visits Grandma (Folk Tales From Jalingo) is inspired by the folk tales of Western Nigeria. The author has created a captivating story in this two-part book, which centres on the experience of a young girl from the city meeting her grandmother in the village for the first time, and climaxes with an engaging story set in Jalingo – a fictional animal kingdom.
If you are fascinated by fantasy, then you can allow yourself to be carried away into Jalingo as grandmother narrates the exploits of Ìjàpá, the courageous, brave but stupid tortoise who set his mind on upsetting the order of the animal kingdom.
Femi has drawn on his knowledge of the local landscape and has carefully combined words from the local parlance to create this engaging piece, and says ‘This is a joyous read for young adults and adults fascinated by this genre.’
Osewa is a designer in the architecture and creative field. Born and raised in Akure in Nigeria, he currently lives in Denmark Hill.
Simi Visits Grandma (Folk Tales from Jalingo) is his first published work.
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