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- DescriptionRaouf Mama is widely beloved by children and adults alike for his books and especially for his African and multicultural storytelling, which incorporates poetry, song, music, and dance.<br><br>In <em>Fortune's Favoured Child</em>, the master storyteller tells his own story, beginning in the West African country of Benin. Through a harrowing experience with sickness, an encounter with a clairvoyant traditional healer, and astonishing twists of fortune, the protagonist struggles to uncover his real identity, to get an education, and to make his own way in the world. His journey takes him to the shores of the United States to attend graduate school at the University of Michigan and begin a new chapter in his life.
- Author Biography<strong>Raouf Mama</strong> is Distinguished Professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University. His previous books are <em>Why Monkeys Live in Trees</em> and <em>Other Stories from Benin</em> (Curbstone, 2006), winner of the 2008 National Multicultural Children's Publication Award; <em>The Barefoot Book of Tropical Tales (2000); Pearls of Wisdom</em> (2001, with <em>Mary Romney</em>); and <em>Why Goats Smell Bad</em> (1998). Mama regularly travels to various parts of the world to work with teachers, education professionals, and children, using storytelling as a multicultural teaching and motivational tool. He has worked in partnership with UNICEF and the School of African Heritage in promoting education and cultural awareness through storytelling.
- Author(s)Raouf Mama
- PublisherNorthwestern University Press
- Date of Publication30/05/2014
- SubjectAutobiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationEvanston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorthwestern University Press
- Weight658 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
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