Saturday, December 22, 2012

The City Heroes by Nigerian writer Omoruyi Uwuigiaren

Six adventure short stories
Congratulations to Nigerian writer Omoruyi Uwuigiaren on the publication of his second book, The City Heroes and Other Stories from the Heart of Africa!

This collection includes six adventure stories for middle school kids: The City Heroes, The Jungle Ants, The Country Boy, Stranger on the Farm, Baby Thomas and Blaize and the Master of Enchantment.

I recently asked Omoruyi about The City Heroes.
Q: Tell us about your new book.
Omoruyi:  "The City Heroes is a perfect introduction for young readers to learn about the African experience. The stories within the collection contain messages and themes about forgiveness, charity, redemption and loyalty all from a decidedly African perspective.

Q: What motivated you to write it?
 Omoruyi:  "I want people to learn about a new culture in the heart of Africa."

Q: Now you write stories for young people. What books or authors inspired you as a kid?
Omoruyi:  "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, "David Copperfield" and "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens, and "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi.

 Hope you enjoy The City Heroes and Omoruyi's first book, The Adventures of Nihu. Enjoy!


Margot Finke said...

I posted a comment but it did not show??

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Margot Finke said...

Aha, the box did not open wide enough to see the sign in notice.

This looks like a terrific series in the making! Books that show children different cultures are a great addition to their education. Kids all around the world need to grow up knowing about other cultures. This leads to far more tolerance, and knowledge about the wisdom and art each country brings to world culture.

Congratulations, Omoruyi

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