Ifeoma Onyefulu

Children's author, photographer and writer

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Building the city walls

Image by Ifeoma Onyefulu

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Writer, children's author and photographer

U.S. version of

my web site

and bookshop here

Children's Africana

Book Awards (U.S)

 

Ifeoma is a past award winner - read more...

Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu

Reviews of Ifeoma's work:

 

Look at This! Home


"Onyefulu celebrates light, color and the people of Mali in this and three other themed suites of bright photos of common items or activities..."

 

New Shoes for Helen


"It would be good to see more books like this, that show just how similar we humans are, and what a huge influence the lottery of our births has on our lives..."


The Girl Who Married a Ghost

 

"This is a lovely compilation of stories from Africa and it's comforting that pride, envy...are human traits across all cultural backgounds..."

A brand new edition of this classic book from Ifeoma.

 

Newly released in 2016.

 

'From Beads to Drums to Masquerades, from Grandmother to Yams, this photographic alphabet captures the rhythms of day-to-day village life in Africa. Ifeoma Onyefulu's lens reveals not only traditional crafts and customs, but also the African sense of occasion and fun in images that will delight children the world over'.

 

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Children's author, photographer and writer

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Part of the SmithMartin Partnership LLP

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into many languages here...

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Home  |   Books  |   In Ethiopia  |  Inspiration 

Photography  | Privacy  | Contact  |   Site Map

Building the city walls

Image by Ifeoma Onyefulu

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Writer, children's author and photographer

U.S. version of

my web site

and bookshop here

Children's Africana

Book Awards (U.S)

 

Ifeoma is a past award winner -read more...

Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu

Reviews of Ifeoma's work:

 

Look at This! Home


"Onyefulu celebrates light, color and the people of Mali in this and three other themed suites of bright photos of common items or activities..."

 

New Shoes for Helen


"It would be good to see more books like this, that show just how similar we humans are, and what a huge influence the lottery of our births has on our lives..."


The Girl Who Married a Ghost

 

"This is a lovely compilation of stories from Africa and it's comforting that pride, envy...are human traits across all cultural backgounds..."

A brand new edition of this classic book from Ifeoma.

 

Newly released in 2016.

 

'From Beads to Drums to Masquerades, from Grandmother to Yams, this photographic alphabet captures the rhythms of day-to-day village life in Africa. Ifeoma Onyefulu's lens reveals not only traditional crafts and customs, but also the African sense of occasion and fun in images that will delight children the world over'.

 

My inspiration

In a recent conversation with a friend, Ifeoma was thinking about how her inspiration arrives.

 

Ideas for books can appear at any time and in any place. The traditional maxim that a writer only needs a pen and paper may be true...and a camera too.

 

How do  I write?   

I don’t have a formula, or a place I can go to get ideas from, for a  new book.

 

Usually, ideas come when I least expect them. I could be doing

something so boring, like washing up, and bingo, a voice pops up

in my head.

 

For a example, the idea for my book, ‘My

Grandfather is a Magician,’ came when I was washing the dishes.

 

There, I was elbow deep in washing up liquid, and boom, I heard a

voice saying, ‘My grandfather is a magician.’  I thought, ‘This is strange.’

 

Nevertheless, I grabbed a pencil and a piece paper, and wrote it

down, (I like writing with a pencil.) Anyway, eventually that statement grew into a book.

 

I’m so glad I never dismiss anything that comes into my head,

you never know, it might be another book! Having said that, I have often thrown away pieces of paper with interesting ideas on them, mistaken them for rubbish!

 

On the whole I write about things that interest me.

Words by Ifeoma Onyefulu

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