Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a story of six-year-old Remi’s unexpected move from Nigeria to a boarding school in England. Remi is abruptly removed the warm, loving atmosphere of the rituals and celebrations with her big family to a completely different life of confusion.

Yoruba Girl Dancing tells of a little girl’s journey into an unfamiliar country and the trials and tribulations she must overcome there. Being the only Black girl in the school, she needs masses of strength to endure the racial isolation that she is to face.

The tale has links to the author’s past and is told in a way that is both witty and descriptive.

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