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Moving in the Wires: Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Last weekend, when I attended the A Is for Anansi conference, I won a few books in the raffle, two of which was the same copy of the Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The journal does not receive a lot of attention, although it should. If you search for it, it is hard to find anything specific on it. So, I decided to give one away. Here is a chance at a copy of it and spread the word about it.

The journal has a number of interesting articles analyzing children’s literature and its publishing industry in Africa and in the diaspora. Volume 10’s theme is “heroism in the face of marginality. Some of the topics are the history of publishing children’s picture books in Nigeria, Zimbabwe’s Shona sister-brother stories, heroines in Kenyan biographies, narrators in South African apartheid stories, history of Ethiopian picture books, creative defiance in slave narratives, the impact of cultural differences in picture books, and female identity in Paule Marshall‘s Daughters.

If you want a chance at getting a copy:

1) Write about my blog and the journal in a twitter and/or facebook post.

2) Write a comment below saying that you spread the word and about why you like my blog and want the journal.

I will close the giveaway at the end of the month and choose a winner by random.