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Folktales are Forever (Volume 1)
Folktales are Forever is a timeless collection of culturally enriching Nigerian folktales, skillfully retold by Efe Farinre to appeal to a global audience of children and adults. It is a resource material aimed at preserving and sharing with the world, a vital part of African heritage that has been passed orally from generation to generation.
We follow the usual (and, in many cases, unusual) suspects as they traverse the landscape of our and our children’s imaginations. Tortoise is still his mischievous old self. Monkey still cannot keep still. Owl is still as wise as can be.
The stories in Folktales are Forever have been well-researched and the language kept simple for the reading pleasure of all age groups. Reading or being read to, children and adults will find Folktales are Forever to be an absolute delight. Adults will have the invaluable opportunity to take children down the memory lane of their childhood story time, while children will be intrigued by the combination of entertainment and life lessons each story presents. The songs in the stories are written in local dialects and translated into English. They have also been set to music and will provide additional entertainment for the musically inclined reader.
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Efe Farinre (née Edebiri) is the founder of Linking Hands Foundation (LHF), a non-governmental organisation focused on children’s education, health and values. An advocate for the total well-being of children, Efe’s work has been featured in the Nigerian press.
She had her secondary school education at Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria and graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. Efe also holds an M.Sc. in International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management from Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management, Nantes, France.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Efe has lived on three continents and speaks English, Yoruba and French. She currently resides in her place of birth with her husband and children. A burning desire ignited by her children, to preserve a vital part of her oral cultural heritage, inspired Efe to create Folktales are Forever.