Legends of the African Sun

Thirty Legendary Africans with Astonishing Courage and Determination

by Nana Adowaa Boateng Illustrated by Isabelle Irabor, Illustrated by Arsène-Stéphane Konan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781665713269
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781665713276
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781665713252

About the Book

The African continent, where life began, has gifted us with amazing legends who have stood up against injustice and inspired us to be brave. They are kings and queens, warriors and environmentalists, writers and artists, inventors and innovators, thinkers and athletes. Some are women who have led battles against powerful enemies. Others have unique talents which allow them to do things that no one else can do. Legends of the African Sun tells the stories of thirty legendary African women and men. They come from various parts of Africa—East, West, South, and North. From Queen Nzingha of Ndongo, Angola, to Lupita Nyong’o of Nairobi, Kenya, to Desmond Tutu of Klerksdorp, South Africa, these legends defied the odds against them, enacted bold ideas, showed tremendous compassion and bravery, and serve as powerful role models for children. This collection of short biographies helps teach young children about legendary Africans and the problems and issues they confronted on their journeys.

About the Author

Dr. Nana Adowaa Boateng is a Ghanaian economist, mother, and blogger. She was born in Italy and raised in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. She has also lived in the UK, US, and South Africa. She has visited twenty-five African countries and currently lives in Côte d’Ivoire. She has a passion for telling uplifting African stories, often drawing from her multicultural experience and deep love for the African continent. This is her first children’s book.