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The first children’s book from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of award-winning and best-selling novels, including Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun; the short-story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essays We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship is a caring story about a little girl’s love for her mother’s scarf, and the adventures she shares with it and her whole family.
The book as illustrated by ‘Penguinrandomhouse’ talks about how Chino loves the scarf that her mama ties around her hair at night. But when Mama leaves for the day, Chino takes it on endless adventures! Peeking through the colorful haze of the silky scarf, Chino and her toy bunny can look at her whole family as they go through their routines.
With Impressive illustrations from Joelle Avelino, Mama’s Sleeping Scarf is a celebration of family and a touching story about the everyday objects that remind us of the ones we love.
Mama’s Sleeping Scarf
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The writer took to her Instagram page to explain the book. It explains how delightful ordinary everyday things can be, a celebration of the joy in ordinary family life and also based on days in the life of her daughter.
The book with stunning illustrations will be published on 5th September both in the United Kingdom and the United States.