Catch That Chicken!

Rooted in the wonderful specificity of everyday life in Nigeria, this tale of wit and perseverance will be universally appealing.

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Lami’s Nigerian home is part of a large compound where many other children and families live—not to mention cattle, goats, chickens and one grand old baobab tree, in whose shade the elders gather to converse.

In the compound, everyone is good at something. Lami’s sister Sadia is a spelling whiz. Fatima, Lami’s friend, is the…

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