Mama’s Sleeping Scarf is Chimamanda’s pictorial homage to family love

Light-hearted, nostalgic, and relatable are not enough words to describe the first pictorial children’s book created by Nigeria’s most outstanding litterateur. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie debuts her first-ever children’s book with this beautifully crafted fictional piece, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie debuts her first children’s book. 

Being the author of thought-provoking books like Purple Hibiscus and Americana and strong-arming essays like We Should All Be Feminists, Adichie’s debut children’s book extends the author’s eminent penmanship to the new generation. The picture book delves into a young child’s joyful, everyday activities, the power of mother-daughter bonds, and the minor annoyances of family life.

Mama’s Sleeping Scarf is brilliantly illustrated by the effervescent growing talent that is Joelle Avelino. This children’s picture book is Adichie’s love letter to the next generation. This brilliant transition into the world of children’s fiction is a fascinating shift from the author’s iconic feminist works of literature. Inspired by Adichie’s young daughter, the book was published by HarperCollins Publishers on the 5th of September, 2023, and is available to order on AmazonAbeBooks, and Barnes & Noble. If you are familiar with Adichie’s publications, this is your little one’s must-have to usher them into the magnificence of literacy. 


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