Gcina Mhlophe, illustrated by Rachel Griffin
This anthology includes eight traditional tales from all over Africa. Sumptuous hand-sewn collage artwork decorated with African beads adorns these unforgettable tales of bravery, wisdom, wit and heroic deeds.
Gcina Mhlophe is an actress, journalist, filmmaker and storyteller. She conducts storytelling workshops around the world. She has received many awards, including the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival, the Josef Jefferson Award and the OBIE award in New York for best actress in the production "Born in the RSA." She founded the Literacy Promotion Road Show, which travels to schools all over South Africa to set up libraries. She lives in Dunbar, South Africa. Rachel Griffin's artwork has been recognized all over the world for its ornate detail that blends fabrics, beads, stamps and other unusual beads. Her passion for collecting infuses her work. Rachel has also illustrated The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Fabrics of Fairy Tale for Barefoot Books. She lives in Bristol, England, with her family.