Kwajo and the Brassman's Secret: A Tale of old Ashanti Wisdom and Gold

Iesypenko Andrii
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Kwajo's father makes traditional small figures. One day, he makes him a little brass drummer who comes alive and transforms Kwajo into a land of proverbs and riddles. It is a land where the figures represent money, and the people are citizens in a powerful kingdom. Kwajo is tempted by riches but must first decode a series of riddles and symbols. He falls at the last test, but nonetheless learns an important lesson.
The Brassman's Secret won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa 1982. It has become one of the most important children's books in Africa, and has been translated into several foreign languages. This book is the second illustrated edition created by Oksana Ignaschenko.
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About the author

Meshack Asare (born 1945) is a popular African children's author. He was born in Ghana and currently resides in Degenfeld, Germany. On 15 July 2014, he was announced as a finalist for the prestigious international award, the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, which he won on 24 October 2014, becoming the first African to receive the award. The Brassman's Secret was his work selected for consideration by the nominating jury.

Illustrator and author of numerous of kids’ books, Oksana Ignaschenko, was born on Septemper 5, 1960 in Kiev. In 1984 she graduated from National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture. The member of the National Union of Artists and the participant of international exhibitions.

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Publisher
Iesypenko Andrii
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Published on
Jun 25, 2018
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Pages
32
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Language
English
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