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Here Comes Our Bride! An African Wedding Story
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Ekinadose wants his Uncle Osaere to get married so he can go to a wedding. When visitors come to see his grandfather and leave with a list, Ekinadose is puzzled. But the mystery is solved when the visitors return with palm wine, alligator pepper, yams, and money — and Ekinadose gets to attend two weddings!
The colorful sights and sounds of a Nigerian wedding and the ensuing community preparations come to life in Ifeoma Onyefulu's new photographic picture book. Seen through the eyes of young Ekinadose and told in sensitive, simple first-person text, the traditional West African wedding ceremony and the religious ceremony that always follows show the beauty and richness of a time-honored culture. Ages 4-8. 2004. 32 pp