The African Mask

  • Published: April 2005
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 146
  • Size: 5x8
  • ISBN: 9780595351619

Twelve-year-old Layo has no thoughts of marriage. Her joy lies in making pottery, and she greatly admirers her grandmother's success in that art. When her parents demand that she leave her sleepy little village and visit the bustling city to meet her betrothed, she sees her dream slipping away.

"Notable Book" of the 1995 African Studies Association Children's Book Award.

"Vivid recreation of 11th century Africa."

-Kirkus Review

"The book contains delightful girlish secrets, friendships, romance, and mystery, as well as details of the customs of an ancient culture known for bronze and terra-cotta work."

-The Horn Book Guide

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